Elon Musk Bans Jet Tracker Account

(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Twitter account that tracks the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet was suspended even though Musk had promised not to take action against the account.

Twitter temporarily reinstated the account, but later decided to suspend it again.

Since Sunday, the person who manages the @ElonJet Twitter account, Jack Sweeney, has been asserting that the social media platform has been suppressing his automated account that provides updates on the location of Musk’s flight. The allegations were made public in Sweeney’s version of the “Twitter Files,” in which he claims that a Twitter employee informed him that @ElonJet was being shadowbanned with a “severe degree” of limited online visibility.

After making his initial accusations, Sweeney posted a tweet stating that Twitter appeared to have changed its mind about removing the account.

On Wednesday, however, the account was deactivated entirely without any warning.

Musk had previously voiced dissatisfaction with the @ElonJet account, which led to its temporary suspension. However, after he bought Twitter, he stated that he wouldn’t have it banned because of his commitment to the principle of free speech.

“My commitment to free speech extends even to not banning the account following my plane, even though that is a direct personal safety risk,” Musk said at the time.

Users criticized Musk for the ban on Twitter, saying it goes against his promise to make the platform a safe haven for people to express themselves freely. Many people pointed out that the account used freely available information to track Musk’s private jet. It is unclear whether the criticism played a role in the account being reinstated.

Musk has indicated that doxxing someone, which is grounds for termination, includes informing people of a person’s location or movements at any given time.

The left seems to hold Musk to a standard they never held for Jack Dorsey. Complaining about being banned in the past led the left to say, “oh well, it’s a private company. They can do what they want.”

They sing a different tune when the shoe is on the other foot.