Hunter Moore’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended earlier today, following intense backlash from viewers of Netflix’s newest true crime series, The Most Hated Man on the Internet.
The gripping three-part series, which has been likened to The Tinder Swindler, follows how Moore’s ‘revenge porn’ website, IsAnyoneUp.com, was taken down by his victims, which eventually led to Moore selling its domain name to anti-bullying group Bullyville.com, before he served two years prison time.
The 36-year-old founded the controversial ‘revenge porn’ website which let users submit photos and videos, that were mainly nudes or sexually explicit pictures.
From underage girls to members of bands, hundreds of people were violated as their images were shared online, and along with the images were links to the social media accounts of those photographed.
The Most Hated Man on the Internet viewers have slammed Moore since watching the series and discovering how his victims were violated, with many asking how he’s allowed to remain on social media platforms.
But now, after viewers reported his account, Moore’s Twitter had been suspended, before being restored by Twitter.
‘I watched #mosthatedmanontheinternet last night and was disgusted to see that Hunter Moore had a growing account. So I reported it and thought “I bet loads of other people will do this too”. Checked this morning. People of Twitter I love you,’ one viewer penned.
Ahead of his account being suspended, one person wrote: ‘Ban Hunter Moore, he is a danger to society and should not have any social media platform.’
Why was Hunter Moore’s Twitter account suspended?
Hunter Moore’s Twitter account read earlier today: ‘Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter rules.’
According to Twitter’s help centre, accounts can be suspended for reasons such as accounts being spam or fake, an account’s security being at risk, or if the account was involved in abusive tweets or behaviour.
The Twitter help centre reads: ‘We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Twitter Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.’
Once an account is suspended, it can be unsuspended or deactivated.
A Twitter spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The account referenced was temporarily suspended in error by an automated spam filter. This action has been reversed and the account is now fully operational.’
Moore’s account being suspended follows a recent interview in which he shared he really has no regrets over his past, and is even ‘proud’ of his creation.
Moore claimed that he has no regrets, replying ‘Flat out no,’ when asked by Youtuber Daniel Wise: ‘Is it something you wish you had never done?’
He continued: ‘First of all, I mean this probably sounds horrible, but I’m proud of what I created, I’m proud of the community I created.
‘Now hell do I wish I had gone about it in a different way? 100%, and you know I’m obviously more than sorry and definitely would love to apologise to people that were affected negatively by the website.
‘But beside that, I did do my time, I feel like I did pay my dues, and it wasn’t all negative, and I had a great time and I would definitely do it over and over again, but I would do it in a different way and I would definitely take back any of the trauma that anybody suffered from the website or anything negative that happened through the site because back then I didnt understand it.’
What happened to IsAnyoneUp.com?
As shown in the docuseries, IsAnyoneUp.com was permanently closed in 2012, after Moore sold its domain name to anti-bullying group Bullyville.com.
Users attempting to access the notorious website, which had encouraged jilted lovers to anonymously post intimate pictures of their exes online, were instead redirected to the Bullyville home page.
The site came to a close after it allegedly published a picture involving someone under-age, which was the final straw for Moore as his victims fought against him, with the mother of one of the women violated leading the fight with the FBI.
Moore served two years prison time, and was freed under supervised release and ordered to pay a fine following his 2015 trial.
He had been federally charged for aggravated identity theft and hacking, having hacked into his victims’ social media accounts to access their photos and then publish them on his site.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Twitter for comment.
The Most Hated Man on the Internet is available to watch on Netflix.