Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey Trolls Elon Musk, Tells College Student to Keep Tracking Billionaire's Private Plane
Lately, nobody has ever been in so much news as Elon Musk. It is no surprise that the Twitter owner is a tabloid favorite. Whenever any headline about him pops up, netizens jump on it with curiosity. In light of his "infamous fame," a college student created a Twitter account to keep track of Musk's whereabouts. How? Let's find out.
Jack Sweeney was behind a Twitter account called ElonJet in 2020. The student took the help of bots to keep a tab on Musk's private plane and location. Interesting, right? Sweeney has been 'following' Musk since then through technology but came into the limelight only last year. Being the perfect opportunist that Musk is, he attempted to strike a deal with Sweeney and offered him $5,000 to take down the account and stop tracking the flights. But the young man turned the table on him with a counter-offer of $50,000 which Musk never paid up, per UNILAD.
It was before Musk bought Twitter when Sweeney began tracking his plane's whereabouts, but things took a turn after Musk joined as the CEO of the social media platform. Initially, he underplayed when the account was discussed, stating "that he wouldn't ban 'the account following [his] plane.'" Although he admitted—it's a 'direct personal safety risk.' But soon, his viewpoint changed, and in December, he suspended ElonJet along with Sweeney's personal accounts and other accounts he'd set up for other jet trackers. Guess Mr. CEO couldn't handle his privacy being intruded upon.
So apparently the Elon Jet Stalker decided to head over to BlueSpy the alleged CIA social media hub.— Chloe (@ChloeLoveCrypto) May 3, 2023
Probably Nothing pic.twitter.com/YbSoCqcKQw
In an interview with BBC News, Musk was questioned if he 'flexed his muscle' by suspending the account and he responded, "No, it's just real-time doxxing is not allowed," per UNILAD. But Sweeney has been backed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey who now sits on the board for competing app Bluesky. Dorsey has encouraged Sweeney to continue tracking Musk's plane after the latter dropped him a question on the platform.
The college boy asked Dorsey, "What's your take on ElonJet?" In response, Dorsey suggested he [Sweeney] use Bluesky and another app, Nostr to share updates instead of Twitter. "Keep on keeping on," Dorsey wrote. "Send updates here and to Nostr."
Dorsey has been an open and explicit critic of Musk and suggested Sweeney choose any rival apps. Dorsey has given money to both platforms and sits on Bluesky's board. It seems the co-founder has got some interest in his ex-colleague's locations.
Elon Jet picking up a shitload of enthusiastic followers on all his other accounts when Elon suspended his Twitter account in a fit of impotent billionaire rage: pic.twitter.com/omyjaWPKVO— PolarJohan (@PolarJohan15) December 18, 2022
"Bluesky is a much-hyped Twitter-like app that is currently invite-only. It has more than 60,000 users. The project originally started at Twitter while Dorsey served as CEO but was spun out and is now run by Jay Graber," per Business Insider report. Sweeney, who joined the app on April 30, 2023 said, "It has that enticing feeling like Twitter." The college student set up his personal and jet-tracking account on Twitter's rival app. On Dorsey's advice, Sweeney also joined Nostr on Sunday, May 7, 2023. While setting up ElonJet, he found the username was already taken. So he requested the person and he happily obliged him by saying, "I wanted it in good hands."