Talk:John McAfee

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Under the influence[edit]

How can one possibly drive under the influence of a firearm? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:22, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

It appears the language being objected to by the IP Address (above) has been fixed, however while reading, it occured to me that the Article should specify what the "impairing" substance was. So I did a cursory search, expecting to confirm it was alcohol, and considered including this information in the Article, along with McAfee's BAC. Found no references citing alcohol, but a non-reliable source (IMO) gave a quote supposedly from McAfee saying "The Xanax made me do it", which I think makes the whole question even more interesting. If RS can be found that the intoxicating substance was either Xanax alone, or a combination of Xanax + (whatever), I think this information should be included in the Article.Tym Whittier (talk) 21:03, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Nothing about him offering to eat his own dick on live TV?[edit]

In July 2017, John McAfee said that if Bitcoin doesn't reach $500,000 in three years, he will eat his own dick on live TV. This was covered in all the press. Why isn't it part of this article? Just wondering. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 16:13, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

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Media attention and false news[edit]

I don't have much experience editing BLPs. As such, I don't feel comfortable adding a sensitive topic like this to the article directly. On this topic, I've drafted the following.

McAfee has publicly stated on Twitter that his 2020 campaign is solely for getting media attention about cryptocurrencies (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3), and has "no interest in being President" (tweet 4).

He's also gotten a lot of attention about an alleged "E911 chip" that would exist in everyone's phones and allow government remote access to location, audio, video and other device capabilities. He then claimed that the "Presidential alerts" (Emergency Alert System) are broadcasted in a way that can utilise this chip's capabilities. (tweet 5)

Both claims have been publicly rejected and disproven by the Electronic Frontier Foundation ([1]), ([2]), EarnTheNecklace ([3]), and various others.

While McAfee has yet to publicly respond to this, his later celebrated the decredited tweet as having successfully reached a larger audience than Donald Trump. (tweet 6)

Thoughts? --Krinkle (talk) 04:25, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Veracity of "47 Kids" claim[edit]

This page currently reports John Mcafee has 47 kids, and this sourced to a twitter post he made saying that.

One, I think this may be a joke on Mcafee's part, and two, even if it was a serious statement, there's no secondary source confirming that.

For that reason, I propose removing that claim.

Gardenofaleph (talk) 14:35, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

You're right - I just removed it. Korny O'Near (talk) 15:02, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Gardenofaleph (talk) 16:50, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

"Sex Worker"?[edit]

Why is the Article describing Janice Dyson as a "sex worker", and not a "prostitute"? Does the Encyclopedia describe other illegal behaviors in such fringe, minority-held terms? Are murderers described as "Life Removal Workers"? Bank Robbers "Funds Transfer Employees"?Tym Whittier (talk) 20:55, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Well, "sex worker" isn't exactly a euphemism - it's a broader term than "prostitute", according to its article. But I agree that "prostitute" should be used here - it's clearer and more specific. Korny O'Near (talk) 01:56, 25 April 2019 (UTC)