Twitter bans account tracking Elon Musk’s private jet

Musk previously said he would not ban account ‘even though that is a direct personal safety risk’

Anadolu Agency December 14, 2022
Tesla founder Elon Musk. PHOTO: AFP/FILE


Twitter suspended a popular account Wednesday that was tracking the private jet of the company’s CEO Elon Musk.

Those who visited the @ElonJet profile were greeted with: “Account suspended: Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules.”

The popular bot account was run by Jack Sweeney, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, who previously claimed that the account’s visibility was “limited/restricted to a severe degree internally.”

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The account, which amassed more than half a million followers, was tracking Musk’s plane’s location using public data.

The suspension came one month after Musk underscored his dedication to “free speech” in a tweet.

“My commitment to free speech extends even to not banning the account following my plane, even though that is a direct personal safety risk,” he wrote.


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