As Inquisitr reported, those pushing the theory that Julian Assange, an alleged candidate for Time's person of the year award, is missing or even dead have cited a number of seemingly strange coincidences in the past few weeks. Those include an incident in November when WikiLeaks tweeted insurance files and SHA-256 hashes that did not match previous tweets. To put it simply, this indicated to conspiracy theorists that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange were no longer in control of the Twitter account.
Another piece of evidence came from an interview with John Pilger, who claimed that it took place on October 30. But those who watched the interview noted that it had several strange points, like the fact that Assange's audio had been edited together and there were no references to current events. Regated compiled a list of all the major points cited in the conspiracy theory, including the incident of the hashes not matching and the Pilger interview.
It got to the point where on Thursday WikiLeaks urged people to stop asking for Assange 'proof of life'. "Please stop asking us for 'proof of life'. We do not control Assange's physical environment or internet connection. @MashiRafael does," the whistleblowing website tweeted on Thursday.