Twitter Suspends Bot Account Tracking Elon Musk’s Private Jet

Twitter Suspends Bot Account Tracking Elon Musk’s Private Jet
Twitter Suspends Bot Account Tracking Elon Musk’s Private Jet

Social media platform Twitter suspended a bot account monitoring its proprietor Elon Musk’s non-public jet, the account’s operator Jack Sweeney stated on Wednesday.

The account tracked actions of Musk‘s non-public jet utilizing information within the public area and places out alerts.

Musk stated in a tweet in November that his dedication to free speech “extends even to not banning the account following my aircraft, although that may be a direct private security danger”.

Sweeney, a 20-year-old University of Central Florida scholar, tweeted On Saturday that Ella Irwin, Twitter’s Vice President of belief and security, requested the account be filtered and fewer seen to customers.

Twitter and Sweeney didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ requests for remark.

In media interviews, Sweeney has stated that he turned down a $5,000 supply from the Tesla chief government officer in 2021 to close down his bot account.

Sweeney additionally operates related bot accounts monitoring Musk’s jet on different platforms — Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Instagram and Telegram.

Meanwhile, Twitter has undergone several changes ever for the reason that billionaire took over the cost of the social media platform. This week, Musk disbanded a key advisory group, the Trust and Safety Council, made up of dozens of impartial civil, human rights and different organisations. The firm fashioned the council in 2016 to deal with hate speech, harassment, baby exploitation, suicide, self-harm and different issues on the platform.

On the opposite hand, Musk has been making an attempt to show by means of giving chosen journalists entry to a number of the firm’s inner communications dubbed “The Twitter Files” that officers from the earlier management workforce allegedly suppressed right-wing voices.

© Thomson Reuters 2022

 


 

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