Did you know that until a few hours ago there was a Twitter account that monitored Elon Musk ‘s air travel by tracing the flights of his private plane? That’s right, a pity that the company first decided for a simple suspension, and then used a hard fist and proceeded with a definitive ban.
Twitter’s action took place on several levels, since initially the @ElonJet account was suspended, but less than 24 hours later it was decided to move on to the definitive ban of the account, including that of the creator of the profile, Jcak Sweeney, along with dozens of other accounts managed by the individual concerned.
If you try to visit the account, you are now warned by a message that it has been suspended, but Twitter has gone further by also blocking link trackers on other social platforms, so any attempt to share will warn of the potential harmfulness of the link.
Sweeney was suspended for violating Twitter’s rules on platform manipulation and spam sharing, according to a screenshot shared by a Mastodon account belonging to Sweeney (in VIA).
Shortly after, in a message on Twitter, Elon Musk said “Any account that shares anyone’s real-time location information will be suspended, as this is a violation of physical security”. He later added a further response, in which he says that a car carrying one of his children had recently been followed by a stalker convinced it was him, also specifying that he would also take legal action against Sweeney.
Any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone will be suspended, as it is a physical safety violation. This includes posting links to sites with real-time location info.
Posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis isn’t a safety problem, so is ok.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
Finally, Twitter has updated its policy on managing the private information of each account, specifying that sharing real-time GPS and location data is a violation, regardless of whether they are publicly available.
In a further explanation thread, the company said it will apply the same modus operandi with the next accounts that violate the new rules, but specifies that it is only possible to share your real-time location, or someone’s “historical location”. other, as long as it is not on the same day.
Twitter did not respond to requests for comment, and the press office itself was disbanded during the company’s recent layoffs.