Elon Musk Livestreams Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border in Eagle Pass, TX
Summary from AllSides News Team
Elon Musk visited the U.S.-Mexico border Friday with Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and livestreamed his account on Twitter.
The Details: Musk visited the border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, where there had been a recent surge in unauthorized migrants. He said he was there to offer an “unfiltered” perspective on the U.S. border crisis, and promoted Twitter as a platform for citizen journalism. The livestream initially crashed after 4 minutes, but Musk uploaded the full 15-minute video to his profile afterward.
Key Quotes: Musk, an immigrant himself, said he’s “extremely pro-immigrant,” and that the U.S. needs to “greatly expand” its immigration system to “let anyone in… who is hardworking and honest and will be a contributor.” Just before the stream crash, he said, “I was a bit worried that this might — so many people might go on it that it crashes.”
How The Media Covered It: Musk’s visit was widely covered by outlets from the right and center. Many outlets on the left didn’t center coverage on the visit itself, but instead on the technical difficulties and way Musk wore his cowboy hat. Bloomberg (Lean Left bias) centered coverage on the visit itself and said the livestream crashed after 4 minutes, but didn’t mention Musk’s crash remarks or the full 15-minute video. Fox News (Right bias) highlighted replies on Musk’s stream, saying some users “loved that (he) was livestreaming from the border,” while others poked fun at Musk’s hat and sunglasses.
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Elon Musk visited the border between Texas and Mexico late Thursday, briefly live-streaming as he entered another US political debate, this one about migration.
“As an immigrant to the United States I’m extremely pro immigrant,” said Musk, who was born in South Africa. “By the same token, we should not be allowing people into the country if they are breaking the law.”
The billionaire chief executive officer of Tesla Inc. and Space X wore a black cowboy hat, black T-shirt and dark glasses. He streamed the visit to Eagle Pass on X, the social...
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Tech billionaire Elon Musk visited the United States’ border with Mexico on Thursday to get an “unfiltered” look at migration across the Southern border, barging into another heated political debate and promoting his platform X as an outlet for citizen journalism.
Musk, donning a black cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses, traveled to Eagle Pass, Texas, a border town where there has been a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. this week.
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Tech billionaire Elon Musk visited the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Thursday with plans to livestream a tour of the area to give people a sense of the real situation with the ongoing migrant crisis.
Musk, who owns Tesla, SpaceX and X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, has shown significant interest in the ongoing crisis along the border and has been posting about it frequently on X.
On Tuesday, Musk announced he had spoken with U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, about the crisis, who confirmed it was a...