Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet

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Six-part anthology series telling stories of people caught in the dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception.

2022Rating: TV-MAUSA
Documentary

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Death by SWAT

When an online gamer makes a series of fraudulent 911... More calls to lure SWAT teams to innocent people's homes, his targeted trickery turns to tragedy.

EPISODE 1.2

A Murder in D.C.

The murder of political staffer Seth Rich in 2016 spawns... More a myriad of unfounded conspiracy theories as the man's family - and the truth - hang in the balance.

EPISODE 1.3

I'm Not a Nazi

A women recounts her journey to becoming a mouthpiece for... More white nationalist hate speech, work that culminates in high-profile violence and murder.

EPISODE 1.4

Sextortion

Several women recall their harrowing experiences with one man's heinous... More attempts at virtual blackmail, aimed at obtaining sensitive sexual material.

EPISODE 1.5

The Stingray (1)

From counterfeit Beanie Babies to very real tax fraud: Two... More skilled hackers revisit the cyber schemes that landed them in the sights of law enforcement.

EPISODE 1.6

The Stingray (2)

The FBI escalates its pursuit of an elusive hacker, but... More he soon turns the tables by questioning the legality of a key tool in their investigation.

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

Decider

Decider

(It's) informative, even if it treats these cases with a bit too much of a sensationalistic bent.

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Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet | Release Details

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.