Sharing people’s locations on Twitter is now BANNED
Twitter has rolled out a new policy banning users from sharing live locations of others on the platform – just hours after Elon Musk exposed “ElonJet” chasing his private jet.
Twitter Safety posted that sharing someone’s live location increases their risk of physical harm and all such tweets will be removed and the creator’s account suspended.
Musk previously vowed to keep Sweeney’s account alive following his $44 billion acquisition of the tech giant, but the mogul has changed his mind.
At 7:13 p.m. ET Wednesday, the Chief Twit wrote, “Any account found to be doxxing real-time location information of anyone will be banned as pertaining to a physical security breach.”
The tweet was posted about 30 minutes before Musk revealed that a “stalker” had followed a car with “lil X in LA.”
Twitter has announced that accounts sharing users’ live locations will be banned. The updated policy states that sharing such information puts others at risk of harm
Sweeney founded ElonJet in 2020, which used public air travel data to map Musk’s private jet flights, and thought it would be exciting to follow how Musk managed his business empire.
He was also hoping to get Musk’s attention and secure an internship at either Telsa or SpaceX, Sweeney told DailyMail.com last January.
That same month, billionaire Sweeney offered $5,000 to remove a Twitter bot tracking.
But with no progress from Sweeney, Musk made an executive decision to suspend the account.
It’s unclear what legal action Musk might take against Sweeney over an account that automatically posts public flight information.
Before Wednesday, ElonJet had more than 526,000 followers.
“He said this was free speech and he’s doing the opposite,” Sweeney said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Musk reiterated the updated guidelines in a tweet, noting that sharing live locations is dangerous, but users are still allowed to view their own locations — just not those of others.
The new policy prohibits users from sharing an individual’s “home address or physical location information, including street addresses, GPS coordinates, or other identifying information related to locations that are considered private.”
Twitter has added other items such as identification documents, government-issued ID cards, social security or other national identity numbers.
And the posting of media by private individuals will also lead to your account being blocked.
While Sweeney is banned from Twitter, he has similar accounts following Musk’s jet on Facebook and Instagram, which are still online.
Musk has previously criticized this filtering technique — nicknamed “shadowbanning” — claiming that Twitter’s past leadership unfairly used it to suppress right-wing accounts.
He said the new Twitter will still lower the reach of negative or hateful messages but will be more transparent.
In his quest to relax Twitter’s content restrictions, he has reinstated other high-profile accounts that have been permanently banned for violating Twitter’s rules against hateful behavior, harmful misinformation, or inciting violence.
The announcement comes just hours after Elon Musk (left) suspended the account of Jake Sweeney (right) who was tracking the mogul’s private jet and sharing location information
Musk previously vowed to keep Sweeney’s account alive following his $44 billion acquisition of the tech giant, but the mogul had a different opinion
However, Musk also has to worry about people stalking him in the real world.
The Twitter CEO said Wednesday that his two-year-old son, X Æ A-Xii, known as X, was stalked by a stalker in a balaclava on Tuesday night in Los Angeles – and he’s now trying to chase the man down.
In the short video, the suspect was seen wearing a black hood and driving a white Hyundai – before picking up his phone to record the encounter himself.
The video, believed to have been filmed by Musk’s driver, panned to the car’s license plate. There was a brief exchange of words with the alleged stalker, during which the driver seemed to say: “Understood”.
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