Elon Musk: 'Crazy stalker' followed my toddler
Tech mogul Elon Musk said that the stalker followed the automobile because he/she believed the billionaire was inside.
Tech mogul Elon Musk claimed on Wednesday that a "crazy stalker" clambered onto the car's hood while his small kid was inside and prevented it from moving.
The father of ten children reportedly used the experience as motivation to introduce a new rule for Twitter accounts that provide real-time location data.
The billionaire said that the stalker followed the automobile because he/she believed the billionaire was inside.
The child in the automobile was "X," a May 2020 baby whose mother is the singer-songwriter, Grimes. The name is an abbreviation for the odd X A-12.
"Last night, a car carrying Lil X in LA was followed by crazy stalker [thinking it was me], who later blocked the car from moving and climbed onto the hood," Musk wrote on Twitter.
It is worth noting that the message was related to an earlier tweet in which he announced he was banning accounts that "doxx", or illegally provide real-time location data, banning an account that sends the real-time location of Musk's private jet.
Anyone recognize this person or car? pic.twitter.com/2U0Eyx7iwl— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 15, 2022
The new Twitter owner stated he was suing Jack Sweeney, 20, the account's owner, specifically because it was tracking his private jet.
Both the student's account and Sweeney's ElonJet account were suspended on Wednesday.
Using publicly available data, the jet tracker followed the flight paths of Mr. Musk's aircraft.
On the same day, Twitter revised its private information policy, indicating that tweets cannot reveal another person's location.
It was the most recent in a string of impromptu modifications to social media policies announced by Musk.
It is worth noting that Musk paid $44 billion to purchase Twitter in October. Since then, he has begun to make sometimes-dramatic changes to the way the platform works.