Jeff Bezos mocks new Twitter CEO Elon Musk over his free speech commitment

Cindrella Kashyap
Cindrella Kashyap April 26, 2022
Updated 2022/05/01 at 6:37 PM
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jeff bezosIt is safe to say that Elon Musk taking over Twitter is attracting a lot of attention. And everyone is putting forward their opinion regarding the matter. However, a comment by fellow billionaire- Jeff Bezos seems like he went all out to test Musk’s commitment to allow free speech on Twitter. But was he subtle in his attempt? Probably not.

For those who are unaware, the Tesla owner was successful in buying Twitter on 25th April for roughly $44 billion. And it seems a lot of people did take this news with a pinch of salt, including the former CEO of Amazon. Over the years, both Musk and Bezos have been competing to claim the spot for the richest man in the entire world.

After the announcement regarding taking over Twitter, the chief engineer at SpaceX released a statement where he mentioned that free speech is the foundation for an efficient and functional democracy. The statement further said that Twitter is one such platform where essential debates take place regarding every matter which is important to the future of humanity.

In response to this, Bezos quickly took to Twitter and shared a tweet by a New York Time’s reporter. The tweet highlighted how Tesla’s 2nd biggest market is China and the electric car company is dependent on that country for battery supplies. While sharing this tweet, Bezos commented that he has an interesting questions to ask. He further posted the question that whether the Chinese government gained a little bit of leverage over the town square. Savage, isn’t it?

Bezos said this in suggestion regarding China’s influence on Twitter, which is owned by Musk now. Further elaborating his post, the 58-year-old executive chairman of Amazon offered an answer to his own question. He said that the probable outcome in this matter would be complexity for Tesla in China rather than censorship on Twitter.

Even though the sarcasm in his final statement might not be completely crystal clear, but it is a known fact that the two of them have shared some kind of rivalry over the years.

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Elon Musk. Source- Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Musk is yet to comment on this matter.

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