Jack Sweeney from the University of Central Florida, a sophomore who was a nuisance for Elon Musk, at least for the past year. He has a new account on Twitter called @ElonJetNextDay. The account @ElonJetNexDay is an hour-old account that tracks Elon Musk’s private plane but has a 24-hour delay.
It’s unclear if it’s the end of an ongoing story, but Sweeney is persistent. The 20-year-old started a Twitter account two years ago that used public data and automatically mapped the flights of Musk’s private jet, @ElonJet.
In January, Musk sent a direct message to Sweeney on Twitter asking him to remove the account in return for $5,000. Musk wrote to Sweeney, “It’s a security risk.” Musk reportedly told Sweeney, “I don’t love the idea of being shot by a nutcase.”
When Sweeney only half-kiddingly asked instead for a Model 3 or $50,000, Musk ghosted Sweeney, but he did not forget him. Instead, Sweeney wound up a headline story one very busy day last week after Musk. Now, the Twitter owner banned the account. This cost Sweeney 530,000 Twitter followers.
Musk suggested that The impetus was a car carrying his son X Æ A-12 that had been “followed by crazy stalker” in Los Angeles. Twitter quickly alerted Sweney that it had been “determined that your account violated the Twitter rules” but did not specify which rules.
Twitter continued to shut down additional accounts, including Sweney’s and other Sweney accounts that tracked the travel of prominent individuals, including Musk’s nemesis Mark Zuckerberg.
Musk also emphasized Sweeney by tweeting: “Legal action is being taken against Sweeney & organizations who supported harm to my family.”
Sweeney manages his social media accounts from other places, even though he has been busy. He opened a new account on Mastadon, which tracks Musk’s private plane in real time. Already 67,000 people follow his account. Sweney also has Instagram and Facebook pages that track private jets.
He’s now back on Twitter for the moment. Twitter’s new rules state that “sharing publicly available location information after a reasonable time has elapsed, so that the individual is no longer at risk for physical harm” is not a violation.
@ElonJetNexDay seems to be within the safety guidelines of Twitter’s newly established safety parameters with a 24-hour delay in reporting Musk’s private plane’s travels.
Musk’s faithful followers on the platform seem exhausted by the drama. On Sunday, Musk asked his followers in a survey if they thought he should resign as CEO of the social media platform. The overwhelming majority answered yes. Musk stated that he would step down as CEO when he found “someone foolish enough to take the job!”