5,000 dollars is the price estimated by Elon Musk for his own security. The CEO of Tesla proposed to a 19-year-old teenager, Jack Sweeney, to pay him this sum so that he would stop posting the flights of his private jet on Twitter. The billionaire who says he is worried about his personal safety wants the account deleted.
@ElonJet is one of fifteen flight tracking accounts created by Jack Sweeney. Run by programs capable of analyzing public ADS-B data (the world’s largest public source of unfiltered flight data) and tweeting every time a plane takes off or lands, each account follows a well-known personality in the world. world of technology. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are therefore part of it. What is most worrying about the account responsible for tracking Elon Musk’s private jet is that it is the most popular. He has more than 90,000 subscribers.
This situation makes the CEO of Tesla fear the worst. “I don’t like the idea of being shot by a crackpot”, he said in his private conversation with Jack Sweeney. It was then that Elon Musk offered to pay the teenager to delete the account.
Make way for blackmail
During the exchanges, the billionaire asked the young teenager how much money he raised through his Twitter accounts. Jack Sweeney answered him about twenty dollars, to which Elon Musk reacted immediately. He offered her $5,000 to delete the @ElonJet account. The student’s answer is not lacking in audacity: “Any chance to raise that to $50,000? It would be great support for college and I could buy a car, maybe a Model 3.”
Elon Musk should not have expected such an outbidding. He then replied that he would take the time to think about this proposal, reports Protocol. In the meantime, the SpaceX CEO reportedly blocked Jack Sweeney on Twitter.