(RoyalPatriot.com )- After what Twitter CEO Elon Musk referred to as a “crazy stalker” who followed the car that was carrying his child and “climbed” onto the vehicle, Twitter changed its rules regarding disclosing the live location of people on the social media platform.
Musk also announced on Wednesday that “legal action is being taken” against Jack Sweeney, the man behind the account that used publicly available data to track the location of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s private jet, in response to the assault on Musk’s 2-year-old child, X A-Xii Musk.
Despite his belief that the page poses a “direct personal safety risk,” Musk had promised to maintain the jet-tracking account as the new owner of Twitter because of his commitment to free speech.
A tweet from him on Wednesday stated the following, which appears to be his final decision regarding the issue:
“Any account doxxing real-time location info of anyone will be suspended, as it is a physical safety violation. This includes posting links to sites with real-time location info. Posting locations someone traveled to on a slightly delayed basis isn’t a safety problem, so [that] is ok.”
Musk followed up with another tweet just half an hour later:
“Last night, car carrying lil X in LA was followed by crazy stalker (thinking it was me), who later blocked car from moving & climbed onto hood.”
He stated that he would take legal action against Sweeny and “organizations who supported harm” against his family. After that, Musk put up a video of the alleged stalker and asked the internet if anyone recognized him.
Sweeney, who is 20 years old and a college sophomore, created the @elonjet account to monitor Elon Musk’s flights. When Elon Musk decided to suspend the account on Wednesday, the page had more than 500,000 followers.
Sweeny was quoted by the Associated Press as saying, “He said this is free speech, and he’s doing the opposite.” The college student’s personal account was also taken offline for security reasons.