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The Internet Ruined My Life

The Internet can be a powerful tool, allowing people to communicate and conduct business across borders. Unfortunately, that also makes it easy for people to, often anonymously, threaten others -- or worse -- post content that they don't like. This series tells stories of folks whose lives were ruined because they did something as simple as sending a tweet or posting a status update. Each episode features two people whose lives were turned upside down because of a few keystrokes. The true tales include a woman who received death threats for sending a tweet calling for a cable show's cancellation, a British man who was detained by the Department of Homeland Security because British slang was misunderstood, and a woman who was forced to move out of her town because of violent threats directed toward her for using the wrong emoji on Facebook.

Duration: 30 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2016

IMDb: 5.2

Season 1 - The Internet Ruined My Life
"A viral video star achieves fame but at a terrible price, and a struggling writer gets death threats after a photo taken of him becomes a meme."
"A TV fan becomes a worldwide villain after tweeting a spoiler, while hitting the wrong emoji on a Facebook post turns a Facebook fanatic into a fugitive."
"A woman contemplates suicide after naked photos of her end up online; a makeover meme goes viral and forces a woman into hiding."
"A tweet to cancel The Colbert Report sends one young woman into hiding, while British slang turns a holiday-bound traveler into a suspected terrorist."