Would you take $5,000 to shut down your bot?
📅 a year ago in Poll | Updated 10 months ago
The creator of the @elonjet Twitter bot created quite a controversy last week when Elon Musk, the infamous union-busting billionaire heir to an apartheid emerald fortune, offered the bot’s creator a $5,000 reward for shutting the bot down.
The bot itself tweets publicly available flight data and Musk suggested that further spreading this public information poses a security risk. Fair enough. Things quickly veered into ransom territory as the bot’s creator demanded whopping $50,000 instead, a price too steep to Musk for his security.
Here’s a quick look at what the wider botmaking community thinks about this. (See comments for more insights!)
Personally, fuck Elon Musk.
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I keep saying it's an end of an era quite often these days.