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John McAfee's Instagram Bizarrely Posts The Letter Q After His Death

Stewart Perrie

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John McAfee's Instagram Bizarrely Posts The Letter Q After His Death

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The Instagram account belonging to the late antivirus software pioneer John McAfee has posted an image after news of his death was announced.

The British computer entrepreneur was found dead inside the cell of a Spanish prison shortly after the country's High Court approved his extradition to the US to face tax evasion charges.

Strangely, his Instagram account has posted a simple image of the letter Q less than half an hour after English news services revealed McAfee had died.

There was no caption alongside it and many are wondering whether it is connected to the QAnon conspiracy theory.

QAnon is a far-right group of people who believe a 'cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against Donald Trump' while he was in office.

They also believe Trump was battling against this cabal and was planning a day of reckoning called 'The Storm' where the cabal will be arrested.

The group hasn't based any of these beliefs in substantiated fact, however it hasn't stopped loads of people from joining groups and pages associated with the conspiracy theory all over the world.

They follow their leader, the mysterious and anonymous Q, who started the theory on the message board website 4chan. Analysis of the person's posts has revealed that it is at least two people who have operated under the Q account.

According to Reuters, the circumstances surrounding John McAfee's death point to suicide.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Tennessee prosecutors charged Mr McAfee with evading taxes after failing to report income made from promoting cryptocurrencies while he did consultancy work, as well as income from speaking engagements and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary.

The charges, which carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years, refer to the three fiscal years from 2016 to 2018, according to the Spanish court's ruling on Wednesday.

The entrepreneur was arrested last October at Barcelona's international airport. A judge ordered at that time that McAfee should be held in jail while awaiting the outcome of a hearing on extradition.

In a hearing held via video-link earlier this month, McAfee argued that the charges against him were politically motivated and said he would spend the rest of his life in prison if he was returned to the US.

Claims circulated that Mr McAfee and his business contacts made more than 13 million dollars by fooling investors over the emerging cryptocurrency market.

He was charged along with Jimmy Gale Watson Jr, who served as an executive adviser on what prosecutors described as McAfee's 'so-called cryptocurrency team'.

Topics: News, Conspiracy Theory

Stewart Perrie
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