In the wake of news that Twitter has accepted Elon Musk's proposal to purchase the company and make it independent, Bezos retweeted a post by New York Times reporter Mike Forsythe in which he cited Musk's numerous non-secret deals with China.
“Apropos of something: Tesla's second-biggest market in 2021 was China (after the US). Chinese battery makers are major suppliers for Tesla's EVs. After 2009, when China banned Twitter, the government there had almost no leverage over the platform. That may have just changed,” Forsythe tweeted.
Bezos responded, “Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?”
While it is certainly no secret that Musk has dangerously set his sights on the Chinese market — Peter Schweizer profiled it in his book Red-Handed while Breitbart News has reported on it multiple times — Jeff Bezos criticizing him for it is probably the most pot-calling-the-kettle-black moment in billionaire history. In addition to having his company, Amazon, censor critical reviews of Chinese president Xi Jinping's book, the Foxconn plant in China employed children to make Echo and Kindle devices. As Breitbart News reported:
Over 1,000 students as young as 16 were recruited from their schools to serve as “interns,” and pressured to work night and weekend shifts to earn a meager wage. Chinese labor laws permit 16-year-olds to be employed, but they are not allowed to work during the night or during overtime hours.
The students' work was not related to their education and that was the reason that they were placed in factories to work as “interns.” However, their teachers warned the complainants, who were also being paid by the factory, that their grades as well as scholarship applications could be affected in the event they did not perform their duties.
The critics of Bezos didn't let the billionaire get away for his rank and filthy hypocrisy.
After a lot of criticism and hot comments, Bezos answered his own question and stood by Musk.
“My own answer to this question is probably not,” tweeted Bezos. “The more likely outcome in this regard is complexity in China for Tesla, rather than censorship at Twitter.”
“But we'll see. Musk is extremely good at navigating this kind of complexity,” Bezos added.