John McAfee, antivirus software creator, was found dead in prison hours after Spanish court allowed extradition to US, but people believe his death is a conspiracy after finding his old Tweets.
John McAfee was found dead in his cell in a Spanish prison from an apparent suicide just moments after the courts granted his extradition to the US. The antivirus software developer was arrested at an airport in Barcelona in October last year for “finance and tax evasion charges.”
UPDATE: Instagram delete John McAfee’s account after an image is posted relating to QAnon conspiracy shortly after his death!
Despite the maximum sentence for tax evasion being 5 years, McAfee claimed he would spend the rest of his life in jail if he were to be convicted in the US because of his age.
“I am hoping that the Spanish court will see the injustice of this,” McAfee said, adding “the United States wants to use me as an example.”
McAfee stated that his arrest was political motivated conspiracy and that he became a target after attempting to run as a Libertarian Party candidate in the 2020 US presidential election for the second time.
“In late 2018, I announced I would run again and I also announced I would target the IRS and its corruption and two months later the IRS filed charged against me,” he told the Spanish High Court during the first hearing of his extradition trial, concluding, “I believe the charges are politically motivated.”
But things get stranger… a whole lot stranger. This is the last message he posted on social media as a free man.
Is there a deep state? Does it secretly control America?— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 25, 2020
Use your common sense!
Have a listen. pic.twitter.com/yIwmnPf8Di
“The deep state does control America. Wake up, people. People, God, use some common sense,” were the last works spoken by McAfee as a free man.
Now ,old tweets and social media posts leading up to John McAfee’s death have conspiracy theorists believing that he was killed. Much like the controversial death of disgraced financier and predator Jeffrey Epstein, the hashtag #McAfeeDidntKillHimself started trending moments after the news broke.
Bill Gates is sued for divorce because of multiple affairs and hanging with the Jeffrey Epstein crowd??— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 22, 2021
Surely this is a joke.
Bill makes Mark Zuckerberg look like a sex god.
Despite being in a Spanish prison McAfee had access to the internet and would engage in political discussion and often challenge big tech tycoons and world leaders. Sometimes he’d even share controversial conspiracy theories about the world elite. In one tweet he even claimed to be happy in the Spanish prison.
“I am content in here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be not fault of mine,” John McAfee tweeted shortly after his arrest in Barcelona, Spain.
He then followed up with another, much stranger, tweet, “Getting subtle messages from US officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself’. I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.”
John McAfee then reveals a $WHACKD tattoo on his right arm, insinuating that he’s a target of some target big government conspiracy. Although it is not confirmed whether he was actually killed, he was certainly right about the US government gunning for him. He would ultimately be arrested one year later, and the extradited to the US in 2021.
Then, just moments after John McAfee’s death was announced, a cryptic image was posted on his Instagram. The image sparked speculation from QAnon conspiracy theorists that the antivirus software entrepreneur had activated a so-called “dead man’s switch” to expose the government.
John McAfee’s official Instagram account was permanently banned just moments after the “Q” post went viral. Facebook/Instagram have refused to comment or give a reason for the ban.
Ron Watkins, a former administrator for 8kun — the imageboard where the QAnon conspiracy started — Ron Watkins, speculated that McAfee may still be alive and also have a so-called dead man’s switch.
“Regarding John McAfee: He was in jail. He has a dead man switch. He ‘died’. His dead man switch has not (yet) activated,” Watkins shared via Telegram.
“We will know soon if he is really dead, or managed to escape from prison under the guise of a ‘suicide’ [i.e. Epstein.]”
The rumour of the alleged dead man’s switch started in 2019 when McAfee himself, on Twitter, announced that he had “collected files on corruption” on the CIA and other government figures.
“I’ve collected collected files on corruption in government. For the first time, I’m naming names and specifics. I’ll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I’m arrested or disappear, 31+ terabytes of incriminating data will be released to the press,” McAfee tweeted in July, 2019.
He then responded to a critic who slammed him for not releasing the dirt he had in January 2021 saying that it was the only thing keeping him alive.
My life.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 16, 2020
I know more than this trivial Epstein mess.
Not releasing all is all that's keeping me alive.
Do you not watch movies:)
His response:”I know more than this trivial Epstein mess. Not releasing all is all that’s keeping me alive.”
John McAfee was 75-years-old. He is survived by his wife Janice McAfee and, according to him, approximately 47 children.