The Most Hated Man on the Internet is Netflix’s newest crime documentary—and as you would expect, it is a grim and truly shocking three-part series centred on Hunter Moore’s evil revenge porn website, IsAnyoneUp.com.
Years before revenge porn was classed as a sexual offense in America in 2015, the self-proclaimed “king of revenge porn” profited from sharing explicit and topless images of women and men online without permission. And what’s more, he proudly bragged about ruining the lives of his victims, claiming it was “too much fun” taking people down and that he “did not know what he would do” if he couldn’t be a bully.
Eventually, it was Charlotte Laws who was determined to get justice for all victims of revenge porn, including her own daughter Kayla, who appeared on the site without her permission.
After Moore’s cruel actions were dismissed by the Los Angeles police force, various internet providers, and lawyers, activist Laws spent two years building her own file on Hunter by speaking to 40 of his victims across the world and handing it over to the FBI in 2012.
Finally, it was game over for Moore. But precisely what consequences did he face, and where is he today?
Four years after launching the revenge porn side, Moore was arrested by the FBI on charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft. He later pleaded guilty to felony charges for aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting in the unauthorized access of a computer in February 2015.
Moore was sentenced to two years and six months in prison and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. He was released in May 2017.
At the time, Substream Magazine detailed Moore’s plan to make EDM tracks following his release from prison, and he went on to release one track, Make the Internet Great Again.
Unfortunately, he was still keen to tell his side of the story, and a year after his prison release went on to self-publish the tell-all book, Is Anyone Up?!: The Story of Revenge Porn.
Moore has since kept a relatively low profile on the professional front. Thankfully he is banned from Facebook, but he is still active on his Twitter, where he describes himself as a “small town Christan boy” [sic].
He recently tweeted: “Look guys, I did my time behind bars. Living my life peacefully now, it’s been a decade about what happened. Some of you loves me, most of you hates me, if you want me to apologize well I wouldn’t. I don’t owe anyone anything.”
Also, what exactly happened to his revenge porn site, IsAnyoneUp.com? Well, he sold it to entrepreneur James McGibney, who then redirected the link to his anti-bullying website. (Now it redirects to his McGibney’s website.)
After acquiring the site, James McGibney took aim at Moore, writing in an open letter, “Sometimes you need to be a bully to beat a bully, and I’m the first to admit that I intellectually bullied the ever-loving s**t out of you.