March 2, 2024

Elon Musk has unleashed numerous tweets lately boosting far-right personalities and endorsing MAGA tropes holding that migration constitutes a deliberately engineered invasion. He even endorsed a version of “white genocide theory.” Along with his elevation of Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it all amounts to a genuine ideology: reactionary tech authoritarianism. We discussed this with Gil Duran, author of a New Republic piece called “The Tech Plutocrats Dreaming of a Right-Wing San Francisco,” which offers a window into this ugly worldview.