Musk Threatens Lawsuit Against Student Who Tracked His Private Jet

  • Despite Elon Musk’s “commitment to free speech,” the Twitter account that tracked his private jet is now permanently banned. Musk subsequently threatened Jack Sweeney, the 20-year-old Floridian college student who created the account using public information, with legal action.
  • Additionally, Twitter’s terms of service now prohibit sharing live details on users’ whereabouts (especially the CEO). Here’s everything you need to know about the Elon Musk private jet tracker ban.
  • Sweeney ran several now-banned accounts tracking private jets using public information.
  • Sweeney’s account, @ElonJet, gained popularity in early February 2022 when Musk offered him $5,000 to shut it down. Sweeney counter-offered with $50,000, which Musk refused. Sweeney created several more bot accounts that tracked private jets, including Bill Gates’, Jeff Bezos’, and Mark Zuckerberg’s personal aircraft.
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