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Charlotte Lowes on fighting Hunter Moore – Noufelle FR

Charlotte Lowes is a woman of many talents. She is a writer, animal rights activist, political detective and former model, actress, politician, journalist, comedian and more.

However, thanks to Netflix’s latest true crime, InternetLaws’ “Most Hated Man” has been thrust into the spotlight as a powerful woman who has done everything she can to stop self-proclaimed revenge porn addict Hunter Moore from “ruining his professional life.”

Moore is the founder of the now-defunct website Is EveryoneUp.com (anti-bullying advocate and former US Marine James McGibney bought the domain in April 2012). In 2010, from her parents’ home, Moore launched a perverted website as a place for people to anonymously upload explicit images and videos.

As seen in Netflix’s The Most Hated Man on the Internet, Moore has made it abundantly clear through online videos, interviews and talk show appearances that he doesn’t care about the consequences.

Charlotte Lowes in The Most Hated Person on the Internet on Netflix
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It can be said that things at IsAnyoneUp.com have inevitably taken a rather bleak turn.

Soon, people began sending in sexually explicit images of their exes as part of a new phenomenon called revenge porn. In 2010, there were no laws in the United States and much of the world to prosecute such acts, which meant that Moore could simply get away with it, and therefore IsAnyoneUp.com could thrive. At its peak, IsAnyoneUp.com had 350,000 unique users per day.

What made Moore’s website different from other dark corners of the web is that Moore went almost mainstream and, frighteningly enough, he was global.

“He was one of the most important people on Twitter and I think what’s interesting at the time is that it’s a dark corner now, I think we’re going to be pushed into the dark web. But at that time, because the Internet was a different place, what [IsAnyoneUp.com] was sort of mainstream and sort of accepted,” The Most Hated Person on the Internet producer Vicki Miller told Newsweek.

However, Moore’s website was based on more than revenge pornography. Moore obtained many of his images via hacking – a felony – by hiring hacker Charles Evens to hack into people’s email addresses and steal their most intimate images.

Moore didn’t stop there. On IsAnyoneUp.com, he also posted links to the victims’ social media accounts and their personal information, such as their place of work and city of residence, making them easily identifiable and potentially at risk. There was also a comment section where hate comments were common.

Charlotte Lowes’ daughter, Kayla Lowes, was the victim of a Moore hack in 2010. Her email was hacked by Evens and a few days later her personal and personal images were posted all over IsAnyoneUp.com along with links to his social media accounts. .

As you might have guessed, Moore ignored her requests to film the footage, but Charlotte Lowes had other ideas. She was going to do absolutely everything to protect her daughter.

“She felt insulted, she was humiliated and was in a strong emotional state,” Charlotte Lowes said. Newsweek recalls when images of her daughter appeared on IsAnyoneUp.com.

“I looked at the site and was horrified to see that it was a wall of hate. It was about embarrassing people. It was about destroying lives. It wasn’t pornography. to be fired and to be as cruel as possible. »

Charlotte Lowes asked for help from nine lawyers who “raised their hands” explaining that it is not illegal to share photos of naked people. They were also returned to the local police station.

“I just thought I should do it myself,” said Charlotte Lowes. “I got involved. And I could see that Hunter Moore was really obsessed with his site.

“In fact, I don’t even know when he slept. To be honest, it seemed like he was doing it 24 hours a day, and he was so passionate about it that I thought I must be just as obsessed if I even wanted to pray for the content to be removed. »

Charlotte Lowes fought to take down Hunter Moore and her Is Everyone Up?
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Kayla Lowes was one of the few victims whose images were removed from the site, and it mostly came down to the fact that her stepfather, Charles Parcell, was a respected lawyer who was willing to sue Moore for thousands of dollars. Of course, there was no money.

However, other women were not so lucky. In The Most Hated Man on the Internet, viewers hear from many of the female victims boldly talking about how their world was turned upside down when their images appeared on IsAnyoneUp.com without their consent.

Realizing that her daughter was not the only victim of Moore’s and IsAnyoneUp.com’s brutality, and instead of laying low, Charlotte Lowes pushed on, determined to stop Moore once and for all.

“Persistence is the Key to Success”

Charlotte Lowes, who has been an activist since a young age after being bullied as a child and grew up in what she called “upper-class racist Atlanta,” shared that she believed in “a different centrism,” that is, “helping others, people and animals, that’s what leads to happiness. His philosophy also says, “Persistence is the key to success,” and in Moore’s case, persistence really paid off.

To start, Charlotte Lowes spoke to 40 women whose images were posted within two weeks of Kayla’s images appearing on the site and found that 40% of them had been hacked. She went to great lengths to raise awareness, contact journalists, publish blog posts, and eventually get the attention of the FBI by turning over her research to the Los Angeles Internet Crime Unit in 2012.

Lowes became more than just a private detective trying to arrest Moore. She became a hotline for Moore’s victims and has been one of the victims of revenge porn ever since.

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Hunter Moore’s photo of the most hated person Netflix on the internet.
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When Moore got wind of Charlotte Lowes and her attempts to arrest her by posting her home address on Twitter, he launched a smear campaign by hacking into her computer, threatening her family and sending out numerous death threats. Lowes is sure that Moore also sent a stalker to her house, but the blond young man who was sitting in the car outside her house drove away as soon as she ran into him.

“I was often unbalanced. I mean, it was scary,” Lowes recalls. “You don’t know when these anonymous people are chasing you, you don’t know if they have guns, if they are ex-prisoners, if they have anger issues, you just don’t know who these people are.

“Many of these anonymous strangers get together from all over the world and then they like to cheer each other up, and this increases the hatred, causticity and potential revenge. I didn’t know if anyone was really going to take serious action. »

Fortunately, the international activist group Anonymous is committed to protecting Charlotte Lowes and her family. They logged Moore’s personal information, including his date of birth, home address, phone number, social media IDs, parents’ names, IP addresses, an OK Cupid profile, and a list of pending lawsuits against him.

They also restricted Moore’s bank accounts, declared him dead, and sent a box of sex toys to his home.

“It was like catching Jack the Ripper and giving him community service”

In January 2014, Moore was arrested by the FBI on charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a secure computer, and aggravated identity theft.

Moore was released on $100,000 bail and pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting unauthorized access to a computer in February 2015.

He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his crimes and fined $2,000 in November 2015. He also had to pay $145 in compensation to the victims.

Evens, who hacked Moore’s accounts, pleaded guilty to hacking and impersonation, confessing to stealing hundreds of images from women’s email accounts and selling them to Moore. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

“It was like grabbing Jack the Ripper and giving him community service,” said Charlotte Lowes, reflecting on Moore’s grief.

Despite his crimes, Lowes has some sympathy for Moore, as he squanders his talents on evil rather than good.

She said: “He still thinks that putting other people down kind of stimulates him. I mean, it’s his mindset. That’s how he sees the world and it’s really a shame because he was able to attract a lot of followers. I say he is like a charismatic leader, just like Charles Manson was a charismatic leader, he can get people to follow him and do what he asks them to do. And it’s a pity to waste this talent. He may use it for good, and instead you choose to use it to harm others. »

“People call me a hero”

Although Charlotte Lowes’ fight with Moore ended nearly a decade ago, Lowes doesn’t back down quietly when it comes to revenge porn.

She continued to meet with state and federal lawmakers in an attempt to develop laws to protect future revenge porn victims. In 2013, she testified before the California State Senate in support of the Non-Consent Support for Victims of Pornography Act.

The law was passed in October 2013, making California the second state after New Jersey to ban certain forms of revenge porn.

She has since campaigned to make revenge porn illegal in 48 states and continues to campaign to make it a federal crime.

Charlotte Lowes Hunter Moore

Charlotte Lowes in Netflix’s The Most Hated Person on the Internet
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Charlotte Lowes is hoping the most hated person on the internet will help “push Congress” to make revenge porn a federal crime in the United States, but one thing is for sure: people won’t forget the incredible work she did.

“To date, I have spoken to over 500 victims. So, over the past 10 years, I’ve been talking to victims. I mean, every month I talk to a few people and there are fewer people, at the beginning there were more people and there are fewer and fewer, but I have always been a kind of hotline, just to give advice and offer help. ”, she shared.

Lowes said that after The Most Hated Man on the Internet came out, people called him a “hero” and others turned to him for help.

“People are so nice and call me a hero. This is amazing. I receive a lot of letters from all over the world. I get private messages on Twitter, I get really good tweets, I get comments on Facebook,” she said.

“It’s really amazing, all the positive feedback from this show, but I’m also approached by survivors who are looking for help. So these days I spend time advising people and trying to steer them in the right direction. referral to a hotline or the Cyber ​​Civil Rights Legal Project, which has lawyers to help victims at no cost.

Truly a hero.

The Most Hated Man on the Internet is currently streaming on Netflix.

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