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Teen Who Tracks Elon Musk's Private Jet Says He's Discovered Mark Zuckerberg's New Plane

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Teen Who Tracks Elon Musk's Private Jet Says He's Discovered Mark Zuckerberg's New Plane

A teenager who tracks Elon Musk's private jet claims to have found a new aircraft belonging to Mark Zuckerberg.

Jack Sweeney is the 19-year-old programmer behind the @ElonJet Twitter account.

The account updates followers on the movement of the Tesla CEO's private plane using bots to scrape publicly-available air traffic data.

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However, Sweeney has now branched out from just focusing on Musk.

On Wednesday, 18 May, the 19-year-old claimed he had found Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new jet.

Jack Sweeney claims he's found Mark Zuckerberg's new aircraft. Credit: Alamy
Jack Sweeney claims he's found Mark Zuckerberg's new aircraft. Credit: Alamy

Sweeney updated followers to his latest discovery via his personal Twitter account.

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He wrote: "Well jackpot @ZuccJet should be completely accurate now. We’ve found Mark Zuckerberg’s jet N68885. Numerous trips point it being his."

Off the back of Sweeney's discovery, the account, @ZuccJet, has now been 'automated to track N68885'.

Sweeney first started the account dedicated to tracking Zuckerberg in February.

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However, on 12 April, the teenager updated followers that 'apparently N528AP is not Mark's anymore'.

"But we've got a lead on a new jet used by Meta/Mark. If you know any details about this let us know," he added.

A new jet was detailed as having been chartered for Zuckerberg back in March, as per a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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As per the filing, an independent charter company operates the jet.

The plane is also noted as being owned by the Facebook CEO himself

The ability to track Zuckerberg's movements has been reported as potentially posing a greater risk to his safety.

The filing reads: "We believe that Mr. Zuckerberg's role puts him in a unique position: he is synonymous with Meta and, as a result, negative sentiment regarding our company is directly associated with, and often transferred to, Mr. Zuckerberg.

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"Mr. Zuckerberg is one of the most-recognized executives in the world, in large part as a result of the size of our user base and our continued exposure to global media, legislative, and regulatory attention."

In 2021, the total cost of Zuckerberg's security and private jet travel reportedly came to a total of $26.8 million. Credit: Alamy
In 2021, the total cost of Zuckerberg's security and private jet travel reportedly came to a total of $26.8 million. Credit: Alamy

In 2021, it is reported that the cost of Zuckberg's security and private jet travel came to a total of $26.8 million.

Insider also claimed in 2019 that Zuckerberg had a panic button in his office as well as bullet-resistant glass.

The Facebook CEO also allegedly has round-the-clock bodyguard protection.

Musk had similar apprehensions about being tracked and the risk it posed to his safety.

In January, he subsequently offered Sweeney $5,000 to stop tracking him and delete the @ElonJet Twitter account.

However, Sweeney turned down the world's current richest man's offer and asked for $50,000 instead – Musk then blocked him.

If Musk takes over Twitter, the 19-year-old has since questioned whether the account will simply get removed.

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Featured Image Credit: @JxckSweeney/Twitter/Alamy

Topics: News, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, US News, Twitter

Poppy Bilderbeck
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