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Monday, January 14, 2013

Aaron Swartz Murdered?

Naturally, the inevitable conspiracy theory has emerged, half-baked,  in the speed of (internet) light after Web pioneer/activist/hero/alleged felon Aaron Swartz was found by girlfriend hanging from his belt in their apartment on Friday.   Complete with alleged Julian Assange quote. Another claim here and here.   Of course, some would, in any case, argue that driven-to-suicide is much the same thing as murder. 

2 comments:

Tim said...

Same speed of light as to the conclusion of suicide. Of course it would seem pretty obvious. However, if you look at the strong reaction by the (sockpuppet) government, you might begin to wonder if corporate interests might be at stake. Look up what 'Cui Bono' means, if you don't know the meaning.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that he was murdered .If he wanted to suicide he would leave a message to explain why or say a final goodby to his parents and friends.And he was still posting happy message on twiter two days ago.I think he was killed by SOPA supporters.Because they have too much to loose .