by Lesley J. Vos


Taylor Swift has taken a firm stance against a Florida college student’s social media accounts that track her private jet’s movements, citing concerns over stalking and harassment.

Jack Sweeney, a junior at the University of Central Florida, who has been monitoring the flights of Swift’s jet alongside those of other celebrities and public figures.

Sweeney’s tracking activities, which rely on publicly available data, have sparked a debate around free speech. Despite the controversy, Swift’s attorney argues that the tracking has caused “direct and irreparable harm” to Swift and her family, leading to “emotional and physical distress.”

Image:, Christopher Spata / MCT, Jack Sweeney

Swift’s struggle with privacy invasion is not new, with her team linking the timing of stalkers to the jet-tracking posts.


"His posts tell you exactly when and where she would be,” said Tree Paine, a spokeswoman for Swift


The controversy has led to Sweeney’s tracking accounts being disabled on Facebook and Instagram for violating privacy rules. Despite this, Sweeney continues to share his tracking data on other platforms, leading to further legal warnings from Swift’s team.