Elon Musk attends a Halloween party in October. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images
- Musk said in early November that his “commitment to freedom of expression” includes reporting after his plane.
The newest: Musk tweeted video late Wednesday of a man who appears to be University of Central Florida sophomore Jack Sweeney, the owner of the @elonjet account, in his car with the comment “Does anyone recognize this person or this car?” The video zoomed in on the license plate.
- musk said Wednesday night that he is taking legal action against Sweeney and “organizations that have supported harm to my family.”
- The Twitter owner explained The suspension reads, “Posting someone else’s location in real-time is against the doxxing policy, but posting locations delayed is fine.”
- “Last night a car with Lil X in LA was being followed by a maniac stalker (who thought it was me) who later stopped the car from moving and climbed onto the hood,” Musk added.
Catch up fast: Sweeney tweeted Wednesday that “it appears that @ElonJet is suspended”.
late wednesday, Sweeney’s personal account, @JxckSweeneyappeared to be suspended.
- “All my Twitter accounts have been suspended. Even my personal ones keep in touch with me,” Sweeney wrote Mastodon.
- He also posted a screenshot showing that he was banned for violating “rules against platform manipulation and spam.”
- Sweeney did not respond to Axios’ request for comment.
Context: In a thread from 12.10, Sweeney claimed his account was restricted and limited. Sweeney shared screenshots that he said were taken by Twitter staff and showed his account was heavily filtered.
- He said two days later that his account was no longer hidden or filtered.
Between the lines: Advertisers are watching closely how Musk’s Twitter moderates content and handles free speech cases.
go deeper: A timeline of the Musk-Twitter deal so far
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout with new details.