The currently richest man in the world is extremely skeptical of the cleansing tsunami on social networks.
Silicon Valley is making even more enemies
Tesla boss Elon Musk gave out his opinion on the censorship of US President Donald Trump through Facebook and Twitter on Monday. Musk tweeted, “A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.”
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter boss Jack Dorsey banned Donald Trump from their platforms after the demonstration at the Capitol by his followers last Wednesday.
“Take apart Amazon!”
Musk had already criticized the censorship rage of the big internet companies in the past. When Amazon censored an e-book by a former reporter for the New York Times about the Corona crisis in June, the 49-year-old tweeted to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: “This is insane.”
A few minutes later he added to it. Musk recommended to his 42 million subscribers: “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong! “
Amazon later took the book back into its catalogue.
Musk overtakes Bezos
Just hours after Zuckerberg announced that he would paralyze Trump’s account, Musk tweeted a meme linking Facebook and the storming of the Capitol: “This is called the domino effect,” commented the co-founder of the payment service PayPal.
While Twitter shares temporarily lost more than twelve percent of their value on Monday and Facebook is also coming under pressure on the stock exchange, Tesla’s share price is currently celebrating a record high. And that should also please Musk: In the head-to-head race with Amazon boss Bezos for the title of richest person, he has come ahead for the first time.