The Twitter account @ElonJet that was dedicated to tracking and publishing the location of Elon Musk’s private plane was permanently suspended this Wednesday.. The measure, which also affected other similar accounts managed by a young man identified as Jack Sweeney, occurred after hours before the account was suspended and then reactivated by the platform without any explanation.
The decision to block the accounts came despite the fact that Elon Musk himself had previously expressed that he was committed to freedom of expression. and therefore he was going to allow Sweeney to continue publishing displacement data for his plane.
“My commitment to free speech even extends to not banning the account that follows my plane, even though that is a direct risk to personal safety,” Musk said after buying Twitter.
Hours later Musk reported that Any Twitter account dedicated to sharing another person’s location in real time will be immediately suspended. since this constituted a risk to his personal integrity. He added that this included sharing links to third-party sites that display such information.
“Any account that provides real-time location information of anyone will be suspended, as it is a breach of physical security. This includes posting links to sites with real-time location information. Posting locations that someone traveled to with a slight delay is not a security issue, so that’s okay,” Musk said.
He later explained that Twitter’s policy change came after a car carrying one of its children had been followed by a stalker Thinking it was Musk, he blocked the way to the car and climbed on its hood.
The billionaire said that after this situation he decided to take legal action against Sweeney, who had other automated Twitter accounts that were responsible for publishing the location of the private planes of other billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
Jack Sweeney achieved international fame after he decided at the beginning of 2020 to create a Twitter account where shared the location, as well as the takeoff and landing times of Elon Musk’s private jet.
This situation was not to the liking of the current owner of Twitter who After learning about the situation, he chose to offer him $5,000 dollars in exchange for deleting the account and stop sharing the information.
However, Sweeney rejected the offer and asked instead for $50,000 and to be able to intern at one of Tesla’s factories.
It should be noted that all the information published by Sweeney is in the public domain, so its publication does not constitute a crimealthough in the case of a media figure like Elon Musk it can pose a security risk.
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Source: La Opinion