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The Most Hated Man on the Internet

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Disturbing revenge-porn doc with strong sexual content.

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The docuseries offers a cursory narrative of Hunter Moore's public efforts to exploit people's private digital content, and the lengths to which one woman went to stop him. It discusses how Is Anyone Up? evolved from an edgy site without a sense of consequence that was closely associated with the metalcore music scene to a massively popular blog dedicated to revenge porn, most of which was obtained illegally with the help of hacker Charlie Evans. It also underscores the public attitudes that allowed the men to successfully commit these crimes for two years, including victim blaming and shaming, and the unwillingness of law enforcement to view cyberbullying and cyberrape as violent or illegal acts. Charlotte Laws' efforts to stop them, which led to the men's eventual incarceration, are celebrated. But The Most Hated Man on the Internet doesn't raise enough questions about the impact these events have had (or not had) on society's digital behavior, or about whether people's attitudes about cyberbullying and cybersex crimes have really changed. Nonetheless, The Most Hated Man on the Internet still serves as a cautionary tale about how a single unguarded decision to post or distribute something personal online can be easily be turned against you.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 27, 2022
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Character Strengths: Perseverance
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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