Earning the title of the most hated man on the internet is no easy accomplishment, yet Hunter Moore pulled it off.
The documentary of the same name—which has been added to the lengthy list of best true crime on Netflix—comes from the creators of The Tinder Swindler and Don’t F**K with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer.
This new three-part series focuses on Moore's controversial website, IsAnyoneUp.com, and how one mom took down the self-described "Revenge Porn King." Through interviews and archival clips, we reenter a frightening world of cyber bullying.
Meet the most hated man on the internet
Moore, born in 1986 in California, decided to create a website in 2010 where he posted intimate images of women along with identifiable factors, including social media handles and cities of residence.
Given that he's bestowed the title of "professional life ruiner" upon himself, it's clear that these images were posted without people's consent. Additionally, the lengths it took to get photos down was incredibly challenging. At one point, he quite literally hired a partner in crime, Charles Evans, to hack into email accounts and steal intimate images from people, according to Newsweek (opens in new tab).
Though the site was short-lived—it shut down in 2012—Is Anyone Up caused plenty of damage and humiliation in the several years it was active. In 2012, Moore sold the domain to BullyVille.com founder, James McGibney. Two years later, Moore was arrested by the FBI on charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft.
One year after that, Moore was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his crimes and received a $2,000 fine.
Now that the story has resurfaced several years later, Moore was actually asked to be part of the Netflix project, though he ultimately declined. He took to Twitter on August 3, 2022 to address the issue.
A lot of you has been asking why didn’t I tell my side of the story on Netflix documentary, well at first we all had agreed about the terms and all but at the end they wouldn’t let me tell my side of the story, basically I had to say what they wanted me to say, so I back off.August 3, 2022
"A lot of you has been asking why didn’t I tell my side of the story on Netflix documentary, well at first we all had agreed about the terms and all but at the end they wouldn’t let me tell my side of the story, basically I had to say what they wanted me to say, so I back off," he wrote.
Seemingly, Moore believes his actions are not worthy of punishment. In 2018, he wrote Is Anyone Up? The Story of Revenge Porn (opens in new tab) and even released an EDM track titled, "Make The Internet Great Again."
Ultimately, his actions were no match for a mom who was hellbent on getting closure for her daughter and countless other victims of Is Anyone Up. The Most Hated Man on the Internet is streaming now on Netflix.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
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