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Elon Musk offers $5,000 for a student to close his Twitter account

The 19-year-old would have proposed a counter offer after a conversation. Everything is related to an Elon Musk security issue

Cesar Romero
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Elon Musk offers $5,000 for a student to close his Twitter account
Elon Musk

A local media reported that Elon Musk offered $5,000 to a student at the University of Central Florida to delete his Twitter account, since it tracks the air routes carried out by Musk's private jet, using a computer program called "bot".

UCF freshman Jack Sweeny said he was caught off guard when the founder of SpaceX and Tesla sent him a message requesting the removal of his Twitter account for security reasons.

However, after having an exchange of messages with the businessman, he would have proposed the counter offer of $50,000 dollars, he is still waiting for the billionaire's response.

Under the username @ElonJet, Jack Sweeny uses his account to reveal accurate flight information for Elon Musk's private jet. The young man would have created an algorithm to track Musk's plane, with a record of data that would come from aeronautical companies.

The algorithm would be able to pinpoint the flight time, state, country, exact location, and create a map of the location.

All this information is published on his Twitter account, which has a little over 100,000 followers.