There have been plenty of absurd tributes to Steve Jobs. But the most tone-deaf has got to be the one by Wikileaks, which last night tweeted a link to a faked copy of the former Apple CEO’s positive “H.I.V. report.”
We knew something was FISHY about Steve Job’s passing, when his family asked for “privacy” after his death. Now Wikileaks is claiming that they know why. The site says he died of AIDS!!!
Just minutes after news broke that Steve Jobs had died, Wikileaks tweeted a link to “purported Steve Jobs medical records.” The link goes to a torrent file for a couple images of test results from a company called SxCheck which supposedly show Steve Jobs tested positive for HIV in 2004.
They’re obvious fakes—most obviously because SxCheck wasn’t even founded until 2006—and even Wikileaks concludes “the images should not be taken at face value.”
A lot of people thought these were newly leaked. In fact, Wikileaks posted the documents in 2008, and they’ve been fueling conspiracy theories about Apple and Steve Jobs ever since.
Here’s an excerpt from what they reported:
Two photos, purporting to be part of Apple CEO Steven P. Jobs medical file, show a HIV positive status . . .
If Steve Jobs did have HIV, it is possible that his pancreatic cancer was a Kaposi’s sarcoma, which are noted to emulate pancreatic cancer in HIV-positive patients. Steve Jobs also follows a diet occasionally recommended to AIDS patients as an alternative therapy.
See the docs below…