$200 billion and a deep repository of Redditspeak are no match for a 19-year-old in Orlando with a decent knowledge of bot-building and aviation. That’s what Elon Musk found out when he tried, in vain, to get University of Central Florida freshman Jack Sweeney to take down a Twitter bot that tracks the whereabouts of the billionaire’s jet.
Musk first asked the teen behind @ElonJet to delete the account via a Twitter DM in December. Sweeney joked that he would do it if Musk gave him a Tesla Model 3. Musk said he was worried about the “security risk” of people knowing his location.