Twitter permanently suspends Elonjet and it’s creator

Jack Sweeney first learned that ElonJet, his Twitter account tracking Elon Musk’s private jet travel, was banned when he woke up this morning to a notification telling him that the profile had been permanently suspended from Twitter.

The 20-year-old University of Central Florida student had set up ElonJet as one of more than a dozen flight-tracking bots, which use the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast) system to monitor flight paths.

The student titled his tweets on the supposed shadow ban his “Twitter Files” — the same thing Musk has been calling a series of Twitter threads, written by journalists of his choosing, on the internal workings of the company.

Sweeney believed Twitter would try to excuse the ban as part of a broader crackdown on automated bot accounts, but he was surprised that the company didn’t give a reason for banning ElonJet.

Sweeney intends to continue the work of ElonJet elsewhere.

You can find plane notify by Jack Sweeney on Github.