May 22, 2022



Teenager seeks $50k from Elon Musk to delete Twitter bot tracking private jet

A line has broken out between the world’s most extravagant individual, Elon Musk, and a 19-year-old understudy and aeronautics lover from Florida.

Jack Sweeney made the Twitter bot @ElonJet, which tracks Musk’s Gulfstream personal luxury plane and posts ongoing updates of its area.

Musk, the fellow benefactor and CEO of Telsa and SpaceX, found the Twitter account and begged Sweeney to erase it. “Would you be able to bring this down? It is a security hazard,” Musk, who has amassed an expected $220bn fortune, wrote in an immediate message to the youngster. “I don’t cherish being shot by a nutcase.”After a progression of messages, which Sweeney has disclosed, Musk offered Sweeney an arrangement: “What about $5k for this record and by and large aiding make it harder for insane individuals to follow me?”

Sweeney endeavored to arrange. “Any opportunity to up that to $50K? It would be incredible help in school and would potentially permit me to get a vehicle, perhaps a [Tesla] Model 3.”Musk answered that he would contemplate the deal, prior to declining, saying it “doesn’t feel right to pay to close this down”.

Sweeney said he had chosen to open up to the world about the correspondence to incite Musk back to the arranging table. “I’ve done a great deal of work on this and 5k isn’t sufficient … ” he told Insider, “[to make up for] the pleasant I have in this, chipping away at it.

“He went a contrary method of me, so is there any good reason why I wouldn’t go a contrary method of him?”

Sweeney said he had likewise given to erase the record as a trade off for a temporary job with Musk, however the extremely rich person had not reacted to the offer.Sweeney said he made the record since he loved Musk’s. “I realized he had the fly, and I just realized it would uncover what business is happening and where he is proceeding to stuff,” he said.

He has likewise set up accounts that track the personal luxury planes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. “We track the plane not who could possibly be locally available,” the tracker account states.