The college student who tracked Elon Musk’s private jet is back on Twitter with the headline “ElonJetNextDay.”
- The college student who tracked Elon Musk’s private jet is back on Twitter with a new username.
- Jack Sweeney, 20, has been banned from his first @ElonJet account under Musk’s new rules.
- It’s now back under @ElonJetNextDay – the account works the same way but with a 24 hour delay.
The college student who tracked Elon Musk’s private jet is back on Twitter with a new username after the billionaire banned his first account, @ElonJet, for breaking the Twitter rules.
Jack Sweeney, 20, said he started tracking Elon Musk’s private jet in 2020 because he was a fan of it. More than two years later, the billionaire threatened to sue after his Twitter accounts were suspended.
Use New username @ElonJetNextDaySweeney will continue to track Musk’s private jet but with a 24-hour delay, Insider has learned. The move comes on the heels of the billionaire changing the rules for Twitter, as he has become the new CEO since acquiring the platform on October 27.
—ElonJet but delayed (ElonJetNextDay) December 22, 2022
In an interview with Insider on Thursday, Sweeney said he’ll “deploy manually” for now because “the automation framework isn’t there yet.” He added that it is difficult to say when the account will become fully automated.
He added that “ElonJet is still available nowhere else” such as former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social book. Sweeney told Insider that he will also bring other accounts like @Celebjets to platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Sweeney was More than 30 accounts Track down politicians and billionaires including Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
But Musk, who earlier this year offered to pay Sweeney to cancel the old account, took issue with him after sharing public information about the whereabouts of him and other public figures online, including after he said a “crazy stalker” was followed by a car. Inside was his two-year-old son.
Twitter Around the same time he published what he said was a new policy To block posting of someone’s live location in most cases. It said the update was to “block sharing of another person’s live location in most cases,” saying it would remove tweets and suspend accounts dedicated to sharing people’s live locations.
According to its new rules, “sharing publicly available location information after a reasonable period of time has elapsed, such that the individual is no longer at risk of physical harm” is not a violation.
“Any account that extracts real-time location information of anyone will be suspended, as it is a violation of physical integrity,” Musk said. chirp on December 15 “This includes posting links to sites with real-time location information.”
He added, “Publishing locations where someone has traveled with a slight delay is not a safety issue, so that’s okay.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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