Elon Musk tweeted in early November, days after he bought the $44 billion platform: “My commitment to freedom of expression goes as far as not blocking an account that follows my plane, even if it represents direct risk for me. personal safety.”
However, the phrase “account suspended” appears when trying to view @ElonJet’s Twitter account as of Wednesday.
The account was reactivated for a short time after being banned as its owner tweeted “Here I am back” before it was banned again in the evening.
Created by a university student and with about half a million followers, the Elon Jet account used public data to automatically specify the landing and takeoff times for Tesla and SpaceX’s private jet.
In a message that was posted at the top of the account when it was still visible, the page’s owner emphasized that he “has every right to communicate information” about the movement of the aircraft, given that the data is public and all aircraft, even those belonging to the president USA (Air Force 1) should be equipped with a transponder designed to help identify it with radar.
“Twitter policy provides that data from other sites may also be published on the pages of the platform,” the message says.
The personal account of the student, whose name is Jack Sweeney, is still available, and it contains information on how to view data related to the movement of Elon Musk’s plane on other social networks.
Since taking over as president of the platform, the billionaire has been sending conflicting messages about what is allowed online and what is not.
Musk has reactivated accounts that were previously banned from Twitter, including that of former US President Donald Trump.
But he also suspended Kanye West’s account after posting several posts deemed anti-Semitic and refused to reactivate the account of far-right activist Alex Jones, convicted of denying the American school massacre, saying his policy was based on “zero tolerance.” for those who exploit the death of children.