Musk Tweets Video Of "Crazy Stalker" Who Climbed On Hood Of Car His Son Was In
It's unclear how Elon Musk connected @elonjet to the stalking attack on his family, but the billionaire wasted no time in suspending Twitter accounts posting 'doxxed real-time location info' on Wednesday.
Musk elaborated more on the "crazy stalker" that followed a car carrying his two-year-old son X Æ A-Xii, known as X. He said the person "blocked the car from moving & climbed onto hood."
A video posted by Musk, presumably filmed by his driver (Musk said earlier he wasn't in the car at the time of the incident), showed a person dressed in all black, wearing a mask sitting in a white Hyundai.
Anyone recognize this person or car? pic.twitter.com/2U0Eyx7iwl— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
Someone asked the billionaire if "this is the guy that jumped in the hood?" Musk replied: "Yeah."
Yeah— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
Musk explained the rationale for suspending accounts that track locations: "it is a physical safety violation" ... and said he would take legal action against @elonjet's operator Jack Sweeney.
Could this be the guy?
Is this the guy @elonmusk? pic.twitter.com/sD6Eg0iSq6— TaraBull (@TaraBull808) December 15, 2022
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We finally know why the @ElonJet Twitter account was suspended. Musk tweeted:
"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."
Musk then said, "legal action is being taken against Sweeney [the kid who runs @ElonJet] & organizations who supported harm to my family."
Musk also said, "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," adding "posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis isn't a safety problem, so is ok."
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.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
Legal action is being taken against Sweeney & organizations who supported harm to my family.
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The college kid who created the @ElonJet Twitter account before Elon Musk bought the social media platform has had the account "suspended."
Last Friday, Jack Sweeney pointed out @ElonJet was "search banned," though he mentioned the account had been "search banned for months before Elon's takeover. "
It’s true ElonJet is search banned. But I’m not sure who to blame, it’s been search banned for months now way before Elon’a takeover. https://t.co/kYpSdFS6Tw— Jack Sweeney (@JxckSweeney) December 9, 2022
But now it appears the account that shared publicly-available information about Musk's private jet locations and had over half a million followers has been "suspended."
On Wednesday morning, Twitter users are chatting away about the suspension. Here's what some had to say:
Elon Musk’s position on free speech pic.twitter.com/zvxTLf4Jhz— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) December 14, 2022
Hey folks (@RonFilipkowski @DWUhlfelderLaw ), not only has Elon suspended @ElonJet, he's now prevented Flight Aware from publicly tracking his airplane. I guess it's good to be rich.— globetrotter (@globe55trotter) December 14, 2022
This should be publicly available information. I'm sure someone can figure out how. pic.twitter.com/VQ2xCmBHra
Nearly a year ago, we told readers about Sweeney and how Musk requested the college kid to take down the account because of security risks.
At the time, Sweeney told Musk the price to take down @ElonJet would be a "Model 3." Musk rejected the offer and told the kid: "I don't love the idea of being shot by a nutcase."
As we've told readers, tracking the private jets of CEOs is nothing new in the hedge fund industry. There are services that some traders pay upwards of $100k to retrieve flight data of the movements of deal-makers.
We also said Sweeney would have better luck selling his technology to a hedge fund or even Quandl, a flight-tracking company, rather than letting it stay on Twitter. Now the account has been nuked.