Obtaining his security would therefore cost him 5,000 euros. That’s how much Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered a 19-year-old boy named Jack Sweeney to stop posting private jet thefts on Twitter, reports the Protocol site. The latter has created no less than 15 accounts on Twitter to follow the air travel of some of the most influential personalities in the world, such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and therefore Elon Musk, via the account @ElonJet. An account that has become popular, as it now has nearly 90,000 subscribers. The latter is managed by programs capable of analyzing public ADS-B data (the largest public source of unfiltered flight data in the world) and tweeting each time a plane takes off or lands.
The billionaire, feeling in danger, asked him to delete his account. “I don’t like the idea of being shot by a crackpot,” Elon Musk said in his private chat with the teenager.
During their engaged social media chat, Elon Musk also asked the young teenager if he makes money through his Twitter accounts. Jack Sweeney replied “twenty dollars”. The billionaire therefore offered him several thousand euros so that the account that tracks his movements disappears definitively.
Without lacking in audacity, he then retorted: “A chance to increase that to 50,000 dollars? It would be an excellent support for the university and I could buy a car, maybe a Model 3”. Not just any vehicle since it belongs to the Tesla brand owned by Elon Musk. An unexpected outbid to which Elon Musk replied that he would take the time to think about it, specifies the site. The CEO of SpaceX has since blocked Jack Sweeney’s account on Twitter.