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Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Disturbing docuseries profiles online criminal behaviors.

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The troubling docuseries details stories about extreme online behaviors that caused significant -- and in some cases deadly -- harm. It highlights how individuals can get so caught up in their virtual lives that they lose sight of, or dismiss, the fact that what they're doing will have far-reaching negative consequences on their and other people's lives. But Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet makes clear that it's not the internet itself causing these problems. Instead, it reveals how digital technology has made it easier for people to act out against others, often to satisfy their sexual and violent needs. Viewers not as familiar with these online trends will find it both interesting and harrowing. Meanwhile, it also offers some important safety reminders for those who are actively engaging with others online.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 15, 2022
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 17, 2023

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