Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just can’t seem to stay out of the news lately—some of it is positive, some of it is negative. However, this story is just odd. …
In order to stay within the confines of the law and not have his new tracking account suspended, Sweeney is posting DeSantis’ movements on a 24-hour delay.
What do you think of this? Do you believe Sweeney has a right to do this? Is he endangering DeSantis, or simply providing a public service?
Here is a link to the page and some of the tweets from the fledgling account:
As others have noted DeSantis also gets rides on political donors planes for personal matters. If we become aware of these flights, it will also be shared here.
— Ron DeSantis's jet (Tracking) (@DeSantisJet) May 22, 2023
— Ron DeSantis's jet (Tracking) (@DeSantisJet) May 20, 2023
The Epoch Times reports:
It follows days after Florida passed a new law that would shield the travel records of the governor and other state leaders from being publicly disclosed.
However, Sweeney is still able to track the plane using publicly available data from an FAA-sanctioned satellite platform called ADS-B.
The technology allows satellites to track aircraft and helps avoid collisions.
Sweeney’s new account has already started posting DeSantis’s movements.
Flew from Tallahassee to Tampa and back on 5-17 pic.twitter.com/Eg6K4e63Po
— Ron DeSantis's jet (Tracking) (@DeSantisJet) May 19, 2023
Business Insider reminds readers what became of Sweeney’s previous jet tracker:
Sweeney made headlines when Musk offered him $5,000 to take down the Twitter account that tracked his private jet. Sweeney refused, so after Musk took control of Twitter, he suspended the @ElonJet account.
Musk said in a BBC News interview earlier this year that Sweeney had been “using non-public information combined with public information to track his movements,” which “arguably constituted doxing.”
However, Musk did not say what non-public information he believed Sweeney had used.