July 8 – Jack Sweeney, the creator of an account that tracks Elon Musk’s private jet in real time, has moved to Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter rival Threads after being suspended from Twitter last year.
“ElonJet has arrived at Threads!” Read Sweeney’s First mail on Thursday from the @elonmusksjet account, which had more than 21,000 followers as of Saturday morning.
ElonJet has tracked the movements of Musk’s private jet using data available in the public domain.
In December, Twitter Inc, owned by Musk, suspended the ElonJet account, with the billionaire threatening legal action against the account operator after saying his son had been mistakenly followed by a «crazy stalker».
A direct challenge to Twitter, Meta-owned Threads garnered millions of users in hours, including prominent figures like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Democratic US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as it seeks to leverage status weakened from his rival after a series of chaotic decisions by Musk.
Sweeney, Twitter and Meta did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.