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[05/26/22 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Conspiracy. Fraud. Violence. Murder. What starts out virtual can get real all too quickly - and when the web is worldwide, so are the consequences.

[via press release from Netflix]

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet | Official Trailer | Netflix

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet is a 6-part anthology series from director Brian Knappenberger, Luminant Media and Imagine Documentaries that tells stories of people caught in the dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception. Haunting, bizarre and up-to-the-moment relevant, the series explores consequences of "SWATing", takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a Federal hunt for the suspect of a brazen IRS heist and dives into Russian election interference. Rich with distinctive characters and surprising plotlines, reality is distorted when the ordinary American household collides with a chaotic web of misinformation.

OFFICIAL TRAILER DEBUT

Release Date: June 15, 2022

Details: 6 x 60 min episodes

Directed by: Brian Knappenberger

Executive Producers: Brian Knappenberger, Eve Marson, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein

Synopsis:

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & The Internet is a 6-part anthology series from director Brian Knappenberger, Luminant Media and Imagine Documentaries that tells stories of people caught in a dark and twisted web of modern misinformation and digital deception. Haunting, bizarre and up-to-the-moment relevant, the series explores consequences of "SWATing", takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a Federal hunt for the suspect of a brazen IRS heist and investigates a murder set against the backdrop of Russian election interference. Rich with distinctive characters and surprising plotlines, reality is warped when the ordinary American household collides with a chaotic web of misinformation.

Episodes Include:

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

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

I'm Not a Nazi - A women recounts her journey to becoming a mouthpiece for white nationalist hate speech, work that culminates in high-profile violence and murder.

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

The Stingray, Part 1 - From counterfeit Beanie Babies to very real tax fraud: Two skilled hackers revisit the cyber schemes that landed them in the sights of law enforcement.

The Stingray, Part 2 - The FBI escalates its pursuit of an elusive hacker, but he soon turns the tables by questioning the legality of a key tool in their investigation.





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