Twitter Account Tracking Elon Musk’s Private Jet Gets Suspended

A Twitter account which tracked the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet appears to have been suspended from the site.

The automated account is no longer available on the platform after its owner, Jack Sweeney, said it had been shadow banned earlier this month. Over the weekend, Sweeney shared a Twitter thread in which he said a Twitter employee told him that on Dec 2 his jet-tracking account had its “visibility limited/restricted to a severe degree internally.”

On Monday, Sweeney followed up to say that it appeared the shadow ban had ended. “I think Twitter noticed my tweets and back tracked. Guilty in my book,” Sweeney tweeted on Tuesday.

As of early Wednesday, the jet account’s tweets are inaccessible with a message simply stating: “Account suspended.”

Shortly after completing his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, Musk wrote last month: “My commitment to free speech extends even to not banning the account following my plane, even though that is a direct personal safety risk.”

It’s not yet clear why the account has been suspended or if the suspension is permanent. The Daily Beast has contacted Twitter and Sweeney for comment.

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