Telsa Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday called for Amazon.com Inc to be broken up, after an author complained on social media about being unable to self-publish a book via the world’s largest online retailer.
“This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk tweeted at Amazon’s chief.
Both men are billionaires and oversee competing space exploration companies on top of their duties at Telsa and Amazon.
“Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!” Musk added in a second tweet.
Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2020
Musk does not have legal authority to break up Amazon.
The retailer had no comment on Musk’s call for its dissolution but said the book in question, by author Alex Berenson, had been blocked in error and was now available for sale via its Kindle e-reading service.
The decision to greenlight the book’s sale was not due to Musk, Amazon said.
The Tesla chief, who earlier this month said he would take a break from Twitter, has a history of being outspoken on the social media platform.