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On Tuesday, Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos took the first test of Elon Musk’s commitment to allow free speech on the platform, tweeting that Tesla’s business interests in China could give the government influence over Twitter via its new owner. Bezos made this comment to Elon Musk’s recent tweet stating, “I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter because that is what free speech means.” 


The news of the new purchase has been met with some mistrust, including from the former Amazon CEO who has continually switched places with Musk over the years in the spot for ‘the richest man in the world’. Bezos is far from the only person with questions, comments, and criticisms over Elon Musk buying Twitter as Twitter employees are likely near the front of the line. 


Jeff Bezos Trolls Elon Musk in a Series of Tweets About Free Speech on Twitter


Furthermore, Jeff Bezos followed up his trolling tweet about free speech with two more posted about 90 minutes later, saying the answer is “probably not,” and that “Musk is extremely good at navigating this kind of complexity.” As for the former Amazon boss’ latest jibe, it appears he’s not alone, as actor and presenter Jameela Jamil informed her Twitter departure following the news Musk is set to own the platform. Referencing Musk’s statement about ‘free speech’, she wrote: “I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny.”


Elon Musk Has Also Made Savage Comments Against Jeff Bezos


The fellow two billionaires have maintained quite a love-hate relationship over the years. After being named TIME’s Person of the Year in 2021, Musk savagely called out Bezos for not giving enough energy to his aerospace company stating, “He does take himself a bit too seriously. In some ways, I’m trying to goad him into spending more time at Blue Origin so they make more progress. As a friend of mine says, he should spend more time at Blue Origin and less time in the hot tub.” 


Read more: Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Calls Elon Musk’s Takeover as ‘Right Path’ for Twitter


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