Musk blocked Twitter accounts that followed him and Putin's planes

USA ( - Elon Musk is suing the owner of a Twitter account who followed his private jet. The @ElonJet account, which has over half a million followers, has been suspended.

Jack Sweeney, a 20-year-old college student in Florida State, used flight information to tweet every time Musk's plane took off and landed. Musk said such actions put his son in danger, and lawsuits have been filed against Sweeney and other unnamed individuals.

“Last night, a car with lil X (this is the name of Musk’s son) in Los Angeles was chased (thinking it was me) by a crazy man who blocked the car’s road and climbed on the hood,” Musk wrote.

He added that from now on, any account that reveals the whereabouts of people in real time will be blocked because it poses a threat to their physical security.

Jack Sweeney is also in charge of dozens of other accounts that track private flights, including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Many of those Twitter accounts, including one that tracks planes that Russian President Vladimir Putin might fly, were also banned on December 14, according to the BBC.

As reported, after the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, updated social network rules were published, one of which reads:

"You may not publish or post other people's personal information without their authorization and permission."

Musk blocked Twitter accounts that followed him and Putin's planes