Teenagers from Florida Jack Sweeney (19) rejected an offer from Elon Musk of US $ 5,000 or equivalent to around Rp. 71.5 billion to delete his Twitter account. This Twitter account owned by Sweeney was able to track Musk’s personal jets, Elonjet.
Elonjet has more than 150,000 followers and use bots developed by Sweeney to monitor flights. The student has developed around a dozen other flight bot accounts that track can travel famous technology giants, including Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
“Can you lower this? It’s at risk of security,” Musk told Sweeney in a direct message as quoted by CNN on Tuesday (1/2/2022).
The Tesla and Spacex CEO finally offered Sweeney US $ 5,000 to help prevent him from tracking his flight. Sweeney retaliated precisely by asking US $ 50,000.
He claimed, could use the money for college and maybe develop Tesla (TSLA) Model 3.
The last chat on Wednesday, January 19 Musk said that it was not right to pay for this
However, according to Sweeney, options besides remuneration like internships will make it much easier.
Sweeney said he was a fan of SpaceX since the launch of the first Falcon Heavy in 2018. His father who worked for airlines and encouraged his interest in flight
“USD 5,000 is not enough for how much I get. It doesn’t replace anything, like a factor of pleasure,” he said.
Sweeney did offer musk some technical advice and notify the billionaire about the blocking program he could use to fight flight tracking programs.
“It seems like he accepts the suggestion,” said Sweeney
He also said that Musk currently uses a blocking program.