Musk offers $5,000 to Florida student to close his Twitter account

The American billionaire Elon Musk offered $5,000 to a student at the University of Central Florida (UCF) to delete his Twitter account in which he tracks, through the “bot” computer program, the air routes carried out by his private jet, reported this Friday a local media.

Jack Sweeny, a freshman at UCF, said he was surprised when the founder of Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX recently sent him a message with a strange request: to delete his account from this social network for security reasons, today picked up the channel WKMG TV.

But the boy, after an exchange of messages, proposed a counter offer: 50,000 dollars, although he is still waiting for the response of the businessman of South African origin, according to the media.

Sweeny, 19, is the person behind the Twitter handle @ElonJet, an account that reveals highly accurate flight information for Musk’s private jet.

Sweeny explained that he created an algorithm to track the tech giant’s plane with data from companies that record flight data through a plane’s transponder.

The ‘bot’ is capable of calculating the estimated flight time, the location, the state, the country and the city where the device is located, in addition to creating a map of that location.

In fact, all the information provided by the young man on his Twitter account attracts more than 100,000 people.

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