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Jack Sweeney, Creator of Musk's Jet Tracker, Joins Zuckerberg's Threads After Twitter Suspension

Updated: Jan 5

ElonJet Account Finds New Home on Threads, Gaining Thousands of Followers.

Jack Sweeney
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Jack Sweeney, the mastermind behind the real-time tracking of Elon Musk's private jet, has migrated to Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter alternative, Threads, following his suspension from Twitter last year.

In his inaugural post on Thursday, Sweeney announced, "ElonJet has arrived to Threads!" The account, @elonmusksjet, already boasted over 21,000 followers by Saturday morning.

ElonJet has diligently monitored Musk's private jet movements by utilising publicly available data. However, in December, Twitter, which is owned by Musk, suspended the ElonJet account. The billionaire even threatened legal action against the account operator, alleging mistaken stalking of his son by a "crazy stalker."

Threads, a platform under the Meta umbrella, swiftly attracted millions of users, aiming to directly challenge Twitter. Notable personalities such as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Democratic US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promptly joined, capitalising on Twitter's weakened state resulting from Musk's tumultuous decisions.

Reuters reached out to Sweeney, Twitter, and Meta for comment, but received no immediate response.

  • Jack Sweeney, creator of the ElonJet account tracking Elon Musk's private jet, has shifted to Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter-rival Threads after being suspended from Twitter last year.

  • Sweeney's first post on Threads gained attention, with over 21,000 followers as of Saturday morning.

  • ElonJet utilised publicly available data to track Musk's private jet, but the account was suspended by Twitter in December.

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