A teenager that tweets out the location of Elon Musk’s private jet has vowed to continue annoying Musk, even if he does succeed in taking over the social media platform.
Jack Sweeney, who tweets out Musk’s jet’s location using the account Elon Jet has confirmed he will continue to keep people updated on the jet’s position, even if it means doing so through other social media platforms.
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Elon Musk had previously attempted to stop Sweeny, offering him $5,000 to stop tracking his jet. Sweeny, who started the project in 2020, declined the offer and asked for $50,000 instead. Despite this being peanuts compared to, for example, the $44 billion Musk has offered for Twitter, the Tesla CEO and free speech champion instead decided to block him.
“I created it because I’m really interested in Elon Musk, and Tesla and SpaceX, and it would be interesting to see where he goes and what business he’s up to,” Sweeney told the Guardian at the time.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now impeded the high schooler who requested $50,000 for following his personal luxury plane. Musk had offered $5000 to a high schooler named Jack Sweeney to prevent him from following his personal luxury planes. The high schooler declined the proposition and requested $50,000 (generally Rs. 37.55 lakh). Nonetheless, Sweeney has not heard from Musk since the time he cited the sum. What’s more, presently it has been accounted for that Musk has impeded Sweeney on Twitter.
Musk had supposedly denied paying him that sum and has now impeded him on the microblogging webpage. Musk had started a discussion with Sweeney on Twitter DM last November.
A report by Protocol had recently uncovered that @ElonJet is one of 15 flight-following records Sweeney has made. The record is controlled by bots which he has modified to follow planes each time they take off and land. Sweeney followed the personal luxury planes of Musk as well as of high-profile individuals, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Notwithstanding, the record Elonjet, which essentially tracks Musk’s planes, has the most elevated adherents. In the event that figures are anything to go by, the record has in excess of 83000 devotees.
Sweeney had cited an immense sum since he asserted that he had really buckled down on the record. “I figure out your view, yet I trust that you would see my advantage since I have been fostering this since I was distinctly in secondary school,” Sweeney had supposedly told Musk. Sweeny professes to be a Musk fan let the distribution know that he approves of being ghosted by Musk. He uncovered that he has helped a great deal from @ElonJet and different records. He has gigantic devotees via virtual entertainment, figured out how to code, and, surprisingly, stowed a seasonal occupation at UberJets as an application engineer. Sweeney is simply glad that he must speak with the man he has enthusiastically fanboyed over for such countless years. He likewise said that it knows why Musk has become quiet subsequent to consenting to pay him the cash. It is on the grounds that he is holidaying in Hawaii and who better than Sweeney could be familiar with it?
“I asked for $50,000, he said ‘thinking about it’, then after a while last week he said ‘I don’t think it’s right to pay to take this down’, and just the other night he blocked me. I asked for 50 grand because it would be nice to help for college and I also thought it would be cool if I could buy a Tesla, you know like a Model 3 or something.”
Sweeney, who has since moved on to targeting Russian oligarchs recently tweeted that his account “has every right to post jet whereabouts,” adding that “ADS-B data is public, every aircraft in the world is required to have a transponder, Even […] Twitter policy states data found on other sites is allowed to be shared here as well.”
How this will sit with Musk’s “town square” vision for Twitter as a bastion of free speech is unclear.