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Account banned on Twitter for tracking Elon Musk's private jet is flying free on Zuckerberg's Threads — for now
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Account banned on Twitter for tracking Elon Musk's private jet is flying free on Zuckerberg's Threads — for now

Jack Sweeney, the man whose account was banned from Twitter for tracking Elon Musk's private jet, has emerged on Threads, Mark Zuckerberg's newly launched social media competitor, Gizmodo and other outlets reported.

Sweeney's first move on the new platform was to tag Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking if he would be allowed to stay.

Over the weekend, Sweeney began posting screenshots of what appears to be detailed data and maps tracking Musk's aircraft.

The first two tracking-specific posts showed a takeoff from Austin, Texas, and a landing in Brownsville.

A Monday afternoon post showed a graphical map of the plane supposedly flying from Brownsville to Los Angeles. The Monday post, notably, did not include a panel showing specific data about the flight such as its track, position, ground speed, altitude, and other figures.

"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," Musk tweeted December 14, 2022, just ahead of Twitter permanently suspending Sweeney.

Musk announced a plan to take legal action against Sweeney in the same thread, saying a "crazy stalker" had followed a car carrying his son, as TheBlaze reported.

"Last night, car carrying lil X in LA was followed by crazy stalker (thinking it was me), who later blocked car from moving & climbed onto hood. Legal action is being taken against Sweeney & organizations who supported harm to my family," Musk tweeted December 14, 2022.

Musk added a video of the driver that included a shot of the car and the car's license plate, asking if anyone recognized the person or the car.

"Remember when Elon said he would sue me. Just another empty threat," Sweeney said, apparently taunting Musk in a post to his Threads account .

Sweeney appended a screenshot of an article with the headline "Twitter threatens to sue Meta over rival Threads app."

Sweeney's Threads account had six posts as of Monday afternoon.

Meta Platforms' Threads, a direct competitor to Twitter , launched Thursday.

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