Elon Musk claims a “crazy stalker” put his son in danger, and now the Twitter honcho’s threatening to take legal action against someone who’s publicly exposing his location … which he believes led to the attack.
Elon tweeted Wednesday night that a car carrying his 2-year-old boy, “lil X,” was followed by an unknown person … adding they later blocked the vehicle and climbed onto the hood.
He also posted a clip of the alleged stalker, showing their license plate — asking “Anyone recognize this person or car?”
In a clearly related move, he says legal action’s being taken against programmer Jack Sweeney, the person who started Elon’s flight-tracking account in 2020.
This call-out came shortly after Elon dropped a new rule for Twitter — “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.”
Elon notes people are allowed to post locations someone’s been at on a “slightly delayed basis,” saying it isn’t a safety problem.
Jack’s account has since been suspended, and many online see that move as a sign Elon’s free speech pledge is a one-way street — as soon as the “free speech” harmed him, he shut it down.
FYI — Jack claimed Elon messaged him last year, offering him $5K to take the account down … but after acquiring Twitter, Elon said he wouldn’t touch the tracking account. Of course, that ain’t the case anymore.