Controversial ‘revenge porn’ website Is Anyone Up was the creation, that quickly lead to his cult following, of Hunter Moore.
New Netflix docuseries, The Most Hated Man on the Internet, follows how Moore, and his notorious website were brought to justice by his victims, including underage women and ex-girlfriends.
At the lead of the fight was Charlotte Laws, a mother who was willing to take Moore down – and succeeded.
Catalysed by her own daughter’s unsent nudes being posted on IsAnyoneUp.com, Charlotte worked with Moore’s victims to take down their pictures and videos from the website, and shut it down entirely.
IsAnyoneUp.com was a revenge porn website that allowed users to 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.
Many of the submitted photos were allegedly sent, as followed in the docuseries, without consent by former-exes, and many were even images that had been gained through hacking email and social media accounts.
However it didn’t just stop at nudes. In fact, as the docuseries goes on to show with the story of ‘Butthole girl’, videos and images of disturbing acts beyond naked pictures were encouraged, especially by Moore himself.
The site, which was founded in 2010, allowed comments and created a cult following, dubbed The Family in the Netflix series.
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 claimed he was making up to $20,000 (£12,000) every month in advertising revenues from the website whose slogan was ‘pure evil’.
At the time, he wrote on his Twitter page: ‘It’s over its done…. #RIPIAU its time to move on.’
However, as the docuseries follows, when Moore wrote ‘move on’, he really meant move on to a new site, with the exact same idea, but even more dangerous to his victims, describing the new version as: ‘the scariest thing on the internet.’
The Most Hated Man on the Internet is available to watch on Netflix.