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Teen stalker Jack Sweeney usually tracks Elon Musk's jet. He is now after Putin

Ishita Srivastava
Ishita SrivastavaMar 02, 2022 | 13:51

Teen stalker Jack Sweeney usually tracks Elon Musk's jet. He is now after Putin

Twitter famous, Jack Sweeney is known to monitor Elon's private jet. ow he is doing the same to Putin and Russian oligarchs

Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old student at the University of Central Florida, first turned the tables on Elon Musk. Now, he is on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian oligarchs. The teenager is well-known on Twitter for monitoring Elon Musk's private jet through his Twitter bot known as ElonJet. Jack is able to track flights with a bot that uses public ADS-B data. 

Photo: Twitter/Jack Sweeney and Getty ImagesJack Sweeney (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Twitter/Jack Sweeney and Getty Images

His tracking and recording of Elon's jet is so meticulous that the billionaire reached out to Jack via Direct Message saying, "Can you take this down? It is a security risk. I don’t love the idea of being shot by a nutcase." (so billionaires do realise that no one likes to be tracked through data either) 

After Jack posted the DM on Twitter, Elon texted him again, offering US $5,000 to shut down the account and asked Jack to help make him difficult to track.

Jack texted back, asking for US $50,000 instead and said that the amount would help him towards college. Elon denied the offer and said, "Doesn’t feel right to pay to shut this down."

Elon isn't the only billlionaire whose jet is being tracked though.

Jack also tracks the flight information of: 

1. BILL GATES: GatesJets

2. DONALD TRUMP: TrumpJets

3. MARK ZUCKERBERG: ZuccJet

Bill, Donald and Mark have not yet taken any action against these Twitter accounts or Jack. 

Now, with Russia invading Ukraine and the Ukraine-Russia War reaching Day 7, Jack has shifted focus and set up Twitter accounts that tracks the flight movement of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian oligarchs including the owner of British soccer team Chelsea FC, Roman Abramovich, and steel magnate Alexander Abramov.

The account that is tracking Russian oligarchs; RUOligarchJets, currently has 225.2K followers and counting while the account tracking Putin's jet; PutinJet, has 40.1K followers and counting. 

Talking about the Twitter account he set up to track Putin, Jack said that it may not be completely accurate as there are plenty of Russian private jets and "ADS-B coverage isn't great in Russia".

After US President Joe Biden said in his State of the Union speech on March 2, "We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets. We are coming for your ill-begotten gains", Jack tweeted from his Twitter account RUOligarchJets, "I stand with Ukraine and will support efforts to go after the Russian oligarchs, them, and their assets as Biden has just said at his SOTU address."

Seems like these billionaires are now receiving a taste of their own medicine.

Last updated: March 02, 2022 | 13:51
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