Elon Musk offered $ 5.000 to a teenager to stop following his plane, he demanded $ 50

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk, offered $ 5.000 to the 19-year-old to close his Twitter account, which tracks his private flights, the teenager told Protocol.

Jack Sweeney maintains 15 flight tracking profiles with the help of a bot he created that automatically announces when a famous plane takes off or lands at an airport.

Sweeney's profile, which follows Musk's flights, has the most followers, with more than 97.000, and his popularity prompted Musk to send a direct message to the teenager.

"I do not like the idea that I was shot by a lunatic," Musk said in the message, offering $ 5.000 to Sweeney to deactivate the account, according to Protocol.

"Is there a chance it could increase to $ 50.000?" "It would be a great support for my college and maybe it would allow me to buy a car, maybe even a Model 3," Sweeney replied.

The last exchange between Musk and Sweeney took place a week ago, when Sweeney said he would delete the account without money if Musk gave him an internship at his company.
The teenager said that Musk had not yet read the message.

Sweeney explained to Musk how he managed to find publicly available information about his private jet to create an algorithm that automatically posts the status of Musk's flights on Twitter.

Although the status of Musk's flights is public information, only those who are well acquainted with the industry know where to find them, writes Protocol.

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