Jeff Bezos Raises Concerns About China’s Clout Over Twitter After Musk’s Takeover
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos questioned whether Twitter will fall under the influence of the Chinese regime, hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk secured a $44 billion buyout of the social media firm.
“Interesting question. Did the Chinese government just gain a bit of leverage over the town square?” Bezos wrote on Twitter, responding to a post by a New York Times reporter who outlined the ties between Tesla and Beijing.
“Tesla’s second-biggest market in 2021 was China (after the US) [and] Chinese battery makers are major suppliers for Tesla’s EVs,” the post said. “After 2009, when China banned Twitter, the government there had almost no leverage over the platform.”