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Elon Musk criticizes Jeff Bezos


Technology billionaire Elon Musk on Thursday targeted Amazon.com Inc and founder Jeff Bezos, calling for the breakup of the online retail giant.

"This is the time to part with Amazon. Monopoly is wrong!"
Musk wrote on Twitter in response to a tweet by Alex Berenson, an author who said Kindle Direct Publishing - Amazon's e-book store, has since refuses to publish a book of himself related to Covid-19.

At first, Musk said: 
"This is crazy @JeffBezos".
"The book was removed in error and is being restored."
an Amazon spokeswoman said. 
A spokesman told Musk about this, but Musk, stated that the monopoly company should be broken.

Shortly after Musk's message, the author tweeted that Amazon had backed up and shared the screenshot of the message he had received from Kindle that the book had been published and would be available on the site for a few hours again.

The book that sparked Musk's criticism of Mr. Bezos on Thursday was called Unreported Truth about Covid-19 and closed: Part 1: Introduction and estimation and death.

In an excerpt of an online book, Mr. Berenson wrote that the virus is more dangerous than seasonal flu in most years, though the mortality rate is much lower than the Spanish flu pandemic century ago.

He and Musk have been "on the up and down" on Twitter in recent weeks as Tesla CEOs have repeatedly questioned the risks of Covid-19 and suggested that the threat of economic closure is greater, making him One of the most senior business executives questioned the government's response to the crisis.

Musk and Bezos have a history of fighting each other, rooted in a space race between the two billionaires, a miniature version of the Cold War competition between the US and the former Soviet Union in an effort to dominate the space.

Musk, who also runs Space Explective Technologies Corp, or SpaceX, criticized Bezos' personal passion project, a rocket company separate from Amazon called Blue Origin.

SpaceX last week successfully sent US astronauts into space, in the first private spacecraft ever to orbit with humans aboard. This mission is the culmination of years of work as part of the entrepreneur's broader dream of colonizing Mars.

Last year, Mr. Bezos made an unimpressive blow to Musk's long-held ambition to send people to live on Mars: 
"My friends who want to move to Mars support me: Live on the summit of Mount Everest for the first year and see if you like it, because it's a garden paradise compared to Mars."
Bezos said in a talk at the Wings Club, without naming Mr. Musk.

Amazon has come under political pressure on a number of business activities from politicians on both parties.

Former Democratic presidential candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts and Vermont State Senator Bernie Sanders have once called on Amazon to split because of its size and dominance with e-commerce.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) in April urged the Justice Department to launch an antitrust criminal investigation by Amazon, after a Wall Street Journal report detailing the company's use of Use third-party seller data on its platform to develop products.

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