A teenager famous for tracking Elon Musk’s jet has been banned from Facebook
Meta clearly disapproves of @ElonJet
A student who rose to fame following Elon Musk’s private jet flights has been banned from Facebook.
Sweeney made headlines earlier this year with his @ElonJet Twitter account, which told his followers where Musk’s private jet took off and landed from at any given time.
But now the University of Central Florida student has had his Musk follower account banned from Facebook.
Taking to Twitter on September 23, the UberJets software author shared a message he received from Facebook that read: “Hi Jack, unfortunately your page, Elon Musk’s Jet has not been published because it violates Facebook Page Terms.
“This means you can still see the Page, but other people won’t be able to see it, and you won’t be able to add new people to work on your Page.
In January, Musk offered Sweeney $5,000 to shut down the account after discovering the Twitter page. However, Sweeney refused, saying he would only do it for $50,000.
Musk then rejected this counter-offer and blocked it.
Approx. flt. time 1 Hour: 25 Min
Flight Fuel Information:
~801 gallons (3,636 liters).
~5,361 lb (2,412 kg) of jet fuel used.
~$4,805 in fuel.
~ 9 tons of CO2 emissions. pic.twitter.com/Y2StPhF4O7
— ElonJet (@ElonJet) September 22, 2022
The teenager then created more aircraft tracking accounts for other billionaires, such as Bill Gates and Floyd Mayweather, before moving on to the jets of Russian oligarchs such as Roman Abramovich.
Sweeney’s skills not only earned him media attention but also a potential future career.
After hearing about his efforts to track Musk’s private planes, private jet firm Stratos Jet Charters offered the teenager a place on its technology development team.
Speaking about the job offer, the University of Central Florida (UCF) student told the New York Post“That was pretty cool. They’re UCF alumni, so that’s pretty interesting.
“There’s just a lot of UCF that thinks it’s cool.”
In May, Musk came under fire online for using his private jet for a nine-minute flight. The tech mogul traveled 35 miles from San Jose to San Francisco, a trip that could have taken just 40 minutes by car.