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Twitter suspends @ElonJet plane-tracking bot after Musk pledged to leave it up

Twitter claims @ElonJet broke the rules but hasn’t suspended other similar bots.



Enlarge / Elon Musk during a press conference after a SpaceX launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Jim Watson)

Twitter suspended the ElonJet account that tracks the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet, despite Musk previously stating he would leave the account up as part of his “commitment to free speech.”

“Well it appears @ElonJet is suspended,” account creator Jack Sweeney wrote today. He added that people can still follow the private jet bot on other platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, and Truth Social.

Clicking on the ElonJet Twitter account now shows a message that says, “Account suspended: Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules.” Sweeney also posted a screenshot of a message he received that said, “Your account is permanently suspended. After careful review, we determined your account broke the Twitter rules.” The message further said, “You won’t be able to create new accounts. If you think we got this wrong, you can submit an appeal.”

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