Crypto Whiz John McAfee ‘Goes Dark’, Twitter Conspiracy Theorists Go Nuts

Mark Emem
Software company founder John McAfee talks on his mobile phone after a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. McAfee, 67, who has been identified as a

By CCN: Cryptocurrency maverick and U.S. 2020 presidential candidate John McAfee announced Thursday that he was going offline fearing for his life and freedom, prompting speculation and wild conspiracy theories on social media.


Having been on the run since January over tax crimes, social media users pinned the blame on the IRS. The Block’s founder and CEO, Mike Dudas, claimed sources had indicated to him that McAfee was in federal custody.


Dudas further suggested that it could have been a publicity stunt.


There were also those who came up with ridiculous conspiracies.

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