Making the Switch: Tracking Elon Musk's Jet on Meta's Threads
Jack Sweeney, the mastermind behind the real-time tracking of Elon Musk's private jet, has switched to Threads, the platform launched by Mark Zuckerberg. This move comes after Twitter, now under Musk's ownership, suspended Sweeney's account last year. His first post on Threads, from the account @elonmusksjet, proudly announced, "ElonJet has arrived at Threads!" As of Saturday morning, the account had garnered over 21,000 followers.
The Mechanism: How ElonJet Operates
The ElonJet account diligently monitors and reveals the movements of Musk's private jet, utilizing data sourced from the public domain. Its operations, though contested, have found favor among its substantial follower base.
Suspension Saga: Twitter, Musk, and the Legal Threats
The suspension of the ElonJet account by Twitter in December sparked controversy. Musk, who now owns Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), threatened to take legal action against Sweeney. The billionaire entrepreneur alleged that his son had been erroneously followed by a "crazy stalker" linked to the account.
Rising Contender: Meta’s Threads Attract Millions
Posing a formidable challenge to Twitter, Meta's Threads platform has swiftly amassed millions of users, including high-profile figures like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The new platform is seemingly capitalizing on Twitter's recent turmoil and Musk's controversial decisions.
When Reuters reached out for comments on the situation, Sweeney, Twitter, and Meta remained unavailable for immediate response.