Billionaire Elon Musk recently stirred controversy by engaging in German politics through his social media platform, X 

He shared a post from an account called Radio Genoa, which criticized the German government's handling of illegal migration and supported the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party 

Migration has become a major topic of debate in Germany, especially with upcoming elections in Bavaria and Hesse on October 8, and European parliamentary elections on the horizon 

The shared post questioned the funding of charities rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean and included videos of rescue missions. It expressed hope for AfD's success in the elections 

Charities involved in migrant rescue missions face accusations of encouraging dangerous crossings, a claim they vehemently deny 

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has increasingly become involved in political matters, including visiting the Texas-Mexico border to assess the U.S. immigration situation 

Germany's centre-left government confirmed financial support for three German non-governmental organizations operating in the Mediterranean, causing tensions with Italy's rightist government 

Musk questioned whether the German public was aware of this support, to which the German foreign ministry defended it as a means of saving lives 

Concerns over migration are expected to benefit the populist, anti-migrant AfD party, which is already performing well in polls due to economic worries and the green transition 

Elon Musk's interest in immigration issues aligns with his business ventures, including Tesla's Gigafactory in Germany and SpaceX's operations in Texas, which are affected by immigration policies