Does Elon Musk Only Care About Travel Etiquettes & Safety Protocols When He Is Involved?

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas March 18, 2023
Updated 2023/03/19 at 3:52 PM

The richest man in the world, Elon Musk has been the hot spot for drama and news for over half a year. The latest news on Elon Musk revolves around how a young college student accused Musk of being selfish and caring only for his own needs. 

This college student who decided to track Elon Musk’s private jet on social media claims how much double standards Musk has about the tolerance of tweets revealing an individual’s whereabouts in real-time! 

Jack Sweeney, a Sophomore year student found a Twitter account by the name of HoggNFL which tweeted out the location of the jet who had passengers akin to US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson. This man was flying in the New York Jets, managed by Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and Nathaniel Hackett the offensive coordinator. 

As per policies set by Musk, Jack warned the account about how if he gets reported for posting life, so should they. As follows were his exact words, “if I get banned for posting life, so will others.” He and a few others also went ahead and reported said tweet. However, an email response from Twitter stated, and I quote, “HoggNFL hasn’t broken any safety policies.” 

No one is really that surprised by the Sweeney and Musk debacle as back in February of 2022 they had a Twitter drama on tesla. Here is some of it.

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Sweeney in conclusion tweeted how “Either Twitter moderation is bad at its job or they only care about the live location rule when it’s in Musk’s interest.” This young boy also went on to add how “The account tweeted a famous person’s live location of their jet but hasn’t been taken down – the only difference is it’s not Musk.” This really gives a glimpse into the double standards of the world we live in. 

Jack decided to track numerous celebrities’ jets including people as such EltonJet and ZuccJet which were suspended after Elon Musk took control over Twitter. This multi Billionaire commented in previous interviews how it was very much a  “physical safety violation.”

Earlier Musk offered Sweeney $5,000 in order for him to stop sharing flight information. Sweeney was ready to settle for a deal at $50,000 which Musk never followed up on. Shortly after suspending Jack’s accounts, Twitter updated its private policies to restrict users from sharing their live locations. This evidently lead to him tweeting with the flight data, served with a 24-hour delay so it adheres to new policies set in place. 


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