Twitter has suspended an account that was tracking Elon Musk’s private jet.
The account, @elonjet, was run by a college student from Florida called Jack Sweeney.
Sweeney had gained more than 500k followers on his account that solely just tracked the Twitter CEO’s private plane around the world using flight data that is available to members of the public.
Before his account was suspended, Sweeney tweeted:
“Well it appears @ElonJet is suspended,”
“This is coordinated and Elon is well aware I’m sure,”
Musk previously said he would not delete the account as he was an advocate of free speech. However, he now claims that live posting of people’s locations violates doxing policies and it was breaking Twitter’s rules.
— fly4dat (@fly4dat) December 14, 2022
Elon has now suspended Jack Sweeney, the creator of the @ElonJet account. If you're a nazi, you're ok to be on Twitter. If you repost public flight information, you get banned. It was never about free speech. pic.twitter.com/QnEVVngjGv
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) December 14, 2022
NEW: We spoke to Jack Sweeney, the 20-year-old behind @elonjet — the account that tracks @elonmusk's plane.https://t.co/LVQFEMeih0 pic.twitter.com/oI52cprewe
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) December 15, 2022
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