No Police Report Filed in Elon Musk ‘Stalker’ Claims, LAPD Says

After Twitter suspended an account that provided publicly available flight data for Elon Musk’s private jet, the social media platform’s new owner and chief executive suggested the page was putting him and his family at risk .

In a thread of three tweets, Musk said that any account that provided “real-time” location information of anyone would be suspended because “it is a violation of physical security.” The billionaire also alleged that on Tuesday night, a “crazy stalker” followed and climbed onto the hood of a car carrying Musk’s son.

Musk vowed to take legal action against the college student who ran the flight tracking account, which goes by @ElonJet, and any “organization that supported harming my family.”

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said no police report had been filed about the incident that prompted Musk’s concern.

“The LAPD Threat Management Unit is aware of the situation and has tweeted Elon Musk and is in contact with his representatives and security team,” the department said in a statement. “No criminal charges have yet been filed.”

The police statement comes as Twitter and Musk face increasing scrutiny over a wave of suspensions, including several journalists who cover Musk.

Among those whose accounts were suspended Thursday night were Ryan Mac of the New York Times, Donie O’Sullivan of CNN, Matt Binder of Mashable, Drew Harwell of the Washington Post, political pundit Keith Olbermann and Steve Herman of Voice of, funded by the government. america

Harwell’s last post before being suspended was about Twitter taking down the account of one of its competitors, Mastodon, for posting a link to its own version of the @ElonJet account that tracked Musk’s plane . according to a tweet by NBC News reporter Ben Collins.

O’Sullivan and Binder’s accounts were suspended after they shared the LAPD statement.

Binder said Thursday that he was immediately suspended after sharing a screenshot of O’Sullivan’s statement.

“I did not share any location data, per Twitter’s new terms. I also did not share any links to ElonJet or other location-tracking accounts,” Binder said. “I’ve been very critical of Musk, but I never broke any of Twitter’s policies.”

Musk, a free-speech absolutist, has vowed to make sweeping changes to the social media platform once his control of the company ends, though last month, he tweeted that its “commitment to free speech even extends to not banning the account after my plane, even though this is a direct risk to personal safety.”

On Wednesday, Twitter announced a policy update which prohibited the sharing of “live location information, including information shared directly to Twitter or links to third-party URLs of travel routes.”

“We do not make exceptions to this policy for journalists or any other account,” Twitter’s head of trust and safety Ella Irwin told The Verge via email.

On Thursday night, Musk posted several tweets responding to the journalists’ account suspensions.

“Criticizing me all day is totally fine, but doxxing my location in real time and putting my family in danger is not.” a tweet to read.

“They posted my exact location in real time, basically the coordinates of the murder, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter’s terms of service,” he said. another.

Musk also briefly joined a Twitter Spaces audio chat room in which several of the banned journalists were discussing the news.

“Show the link to real-time information, prohibit evasion,” Musk said. “Dox, you’re suspended, end of story, that’s it.”

Banned Washington Post tech reporter Harwell, who was also in the chat room, responded: “That’s reporting…there’s informational value in public data.”

Times writer Jaimie Ding contributed to this report.

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