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Twitter Accused of Shadowbanning Account That Tracked Musk's Plane

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To put it lightly, there has been some controversy with Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and each new week seems to bring us another episode of scandal.

For instance, Musk’s free speech ethos is now being called into question after an account that reported on the movement’s of his private jet is accusing the platform of shadowbanning them.

A Twitter user who runs an account which tracks Elon Musk’s private jet says it has been shadowbanned since Musk bought the platform.

Jack Sweeney, the person behind the jet tracking account, ElonJet, took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse the social media platform of suppressing the automated account.

In a thread Sweeney dubbed, “My Twitter Files,” he claimed an anonymous Twitter employee informed him that his ElonJet account was “visibility limited/restricted to a severe degree internally” on December 2.

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He also shared what appeared to be an internal Twitter message from Ella Irwin, Twitter’s new head of Trust and Safety, requesting that ElonJet be subjected to “heavy VF [visibility filtering].

The issue has been ongoing for a while.

Sweeney told Insider that he’d suspected “for quite a while” that “@ElonJet was definitely search banned/ search suggestion banned” before the supposed Twitter employee contacted him.

Musk is also facing accusations of censoring images and footage of him that may be perceived as unflattering, but there hasn’t been any concrete evidence to yet back up these claims.

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