Musk Attacks Amazon’s Bezos for Refusal to Publish Critical Book
Is there anybody in the last 50 years quite like Elon Musk? When we think of Musk we think of many major successes on a very bumpy road. From the Tesla automobile to Space X, Musk has had big dreams and began to realize them in the middle of the biggest technology revolution in history—the move from the Industrial Age into the Computer Age. An article on futurism.com by Danial Robotski points out the latest bump that Mr. Musk decided to roll over. A bump called Amazon.
Last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk sent some angry tweets directed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is also CEO of rival space company Blue Origin. He called Amazon a monopoly that deserved to be broken up.
“This is insane,” Musk tweeted to Bezos. He then followed up with “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”
But, in typical Musk fashion, the tech mogul made a defensible point for incomprehensibly petty, baffling reasons. The Mercury News reports that the spat was over alleged censorship — that turned out to be a technical error.
The outrage that Musk displayed is essentially over the publication of a book that Bezos and Amazon say they would not publish. Musk liked the book and agreed with its premise.
It started when New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, who gained notoriety publishing a wildly misleading and flawed book about alleged dangers of marijuana, recently published a book critical of the U.S. government’s lockdowns designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. Berenson was informed by Amazon that the e-commerce giant would not sell his book because it “does not comply with [Amazon’s] guidelines.”
We are not going to lay all the details of the mini soap opera that Musk stirred up. The details are in the link below. But with all of the huge issues settling on the shoulders of the world right now, perhaps being upset over a book shouldn’t be at the top of anyone’s worry list. We love sharing your dreams Elon, but let’s leave the minor nightmares for the television shows.
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