Telsa CEO Elon Musk on Thursday called for Amazon.com 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.
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
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 green-light 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.
According to a photo of a message Amazon sent Berenson, posted on Twitter, the retailer had taken action because the 22-page book did not comply with guidelines that Amazon did not specify, adding: “We are referring customers to official sources for health information about the virus.”