Twitter Account Tracks Taylor Swift’s Jet; Lawsuit Threatened

Written by on February 7, 2024

Didn’t we just go through this with Elon?

Back in December, University of Central Florida student Jack Sweeney was served a cease and desist, after Taylor Swift’s team blamed a social media account he ran, tipped off stalkers to the musician’s whereabouts.

According to CBS News:

Sweeney provided the link to that letter in an email to The Associated Press. In that message, he emphasized that while he has never intended to cause harm, he also believes strongly in the importance of transparency and public information.

“One should reasonably expect that their jet will be tracked, whether or not I’m the one doing it, as it is public information after all,” he wrote.

A spokesperson for Swift echoed the legal complaint, saying that “the timing of stalkers” suggests a connection to Sweeney’s flight-tracking sites. The spokesperson didn’t respond to questions seeking elaboration of that charge, such as whether stalkers have been seen waiting for Swift at the airport when her plane arrived or, alternatively, if there is evidence that stalkers have somehow inferred Swift’s subsequent location from the arrival time of her flight.

But Taylor’s flights aren’t the only planes the account is tracking. Sweeney has also tracked jets of Russian oligarchs and even drew the ire of Elon Musk, owner of Twitter.

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