Hunter Moore’s ‘Scary as Shit’ Revenge Porn Site Will Map Submitted Photos to People’s Addresses | Betabeat

In an interview with Betabeat last night, infamous revenge porn peddler Hunter Moore shed some light on what his new smut submission site, HunterMoore.TV, will look like. Mr. Moore, who rose to prominence with the now-defunct revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp, intends to port all of the old content over from the original site onto the new one.

… Perhaps even more terrifying is the newest feature planned for HunterMoore.TV, which Mr. Moore said will launch anywhere from two weeks to a month from now. The submission form, which previously included fields like the person’s name, links to social media profiles and a place to upload photos, will have a new field: address. Scorned lovers who submit photos of their exes for revenge can now also enable others to physically stalk them by including their addresses along with the photos. HunterMoore.TV will then display the photos on a map.

The current submission form includes a “Where are they from?” field, but not a place to specify exact address. It also has many legal statements that users must check in order to submit, including, “By submitting this content you are agreeing to take full responsibility for the content you have submitted.”

Mr. Moore says he’s not liable for these sorts of privacy violations because it’s all user-submitted content. He reasons that he’s protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that websites are immune from legal responsibility for content submitted by others.

via Hunter Moore’s ‘Scary as Shit’ Revenge Porn Site Will Map Submitted Photos to People’s Addresses | Betabeat.

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15 thoughts on “Hunter Moore’s ‘Scary as Shit’ Revenge Porn Site Will Map Submitted Photos to People’s Addresses | Betabeat

  1. I do not agree with Mr. Moore’s take on a person’s right to privacy. It may be true that the website is immune from legal action because they are denying the ownership of information they are hosting, but they are also actively encouraging people to post sensitive information about others.

  2. In this case, even attempting not to consider the moral side of the story, I still don’t think Moore should be protected under Section 230. His inclusion of a form specifically for address should classify him as an “information content provider,” not in the sense of personally disclosing addresses, but rather in providing and encouraging a clear means of sharing this personal data. Thus I think Moore should be legally responsible for sharing the sensitive data that endangers the implicated individuals.

  3. I think Mr. Moore is pretty reckless with this new idea and I can’t believe that this will be legal for very long. The pure nature of this website is for spite and to embarrass people on the internet and then to include where to find these people and make their lives even worse is a terrible idea and I can’t believe that someone is out there trying to create something like this.

  4. I think that there are a few ethical issues present in this article, privacy being the main concern. Privacy is a big issue, because not only are you putting photos of people on the Internet, you are including their location. I would think that anyone in their right mind would know the implications of adding a location to content on the Internet, so I agree with the comment above that Mr. Moore should be protected under the Communications Decency Act. If there was a fluke in the system and Mr. Moore did not know you could add this sensitive information, then maybe he would have a shot at protection, but under these circumstances he is knowingly allowing others to put someone else’s private information on the Internet. I understand that the photos may belong to the people who are uploading them, but the people that are in the photos should have the option to have the photos taken down, because their character (among other things) is being compromised. Overall, I think Mr. Moore is acting very unethically and his actions, along with his website, should be reviewed and he should be punished.

  5. I think it is ridiculous that Moore would not be held legally accountable for creating a site that encourages its users to share personal information of other individuals. Even without posting a specific address, through Facebook (or any other social media site) and a general location, it is not difficult for others to find precisely where a certain individual lives. A website such as this one could put many people at risk without them even knowing it, which is especially frightening.

  6. Moore is looking for a loophole in legislation and I think after a few incidents Mr. Moore will be held accountable as he is directly promoting people to act in a specific manner. Users should be protected from having their information published without their consent. The degree to which Moore is trying to legally cover himself indicates to me that he is fully aware that peoples rights are being infringed upon. This means to me that he should not be protected and should be held liable.

  7. I understand Mr. Moore’s viewpoint that he is just upholding the First Amendment rights of citizens who access and post on his website. However, when freedom of speech rights have allow citizens to endanger or harm other citizens, the First Amendment is not guaranteed. For example, CampusACB was shut down not because of a ban on First Amendment rights, but because of the fact that the opinions, and other information being expressed, was harmful to students on those campuses involved. Therefore, Mr. Moore’s website may be allowed to have this address posting capability for a short while, but eventually, lawsuits should mount up and his website will, and should, be shut down or forced to take away this one aspect of its system.

  8. As most everyone else has stated, this probably wont be legal for long. Moore is promoting negative things to happen through his site and the addition of addresses and maps to it only further enables those negative things to happen. Both Moore and the people entering the addresses should be held responsible. It is inappropriate and an attack of privacy on the part of the user who entered the address information, and it is inappropriate and wrong for Moore to create a website like this that encourages this type of behavior, and enables even further action through the addition of the address feature. Hopefully something can be figured out that will allow this type of thing to be limited.

  9. Despite the fact that Moore’s website is exempt from responsibility under the Communications Decency Act, it is of great ethical concern that he enables and promotes this sort of behavior. There is not only an ethical concern for the privacy of anu individuals who are so unfortunate as to be victimized on Moore’s site, but a moral concern also. Is Moore not responsible for the physical and mental well-being of the individuals who are victimized and potentially harmed by the actions of those who use the website Moore is responsible for bringing into existence? It is troubling to me that he feels his actions are justified and that he hides behind the Communications Decency Act when he is putting so many people at risk.

  10. It’s almost hilarious how wrong Moore’s view is on personal privacy in my opinion. Saying that he isn’t responsible for user-submitted data on this site is an enormous cop out for having to presume responsibility for what occurs on a site he runs. Without a field for address, user’s wouldn’t be submitting addresses, so asking for an address may almost seem like a required field to submit content. Moore is clearly aware of his actions and assumes the position of an individual walking on the fence of legalities utilizing loopholes in the legal system to promote the development of a indubitably malicious website.

  11. I didn’t even know this existed until I read this article. I am seriously creeped out from it. I don’t understand how Moore can say he isn’t responsible for what people post on his website when he created that website for that specific purpose? He put the address addition onto his website, he enabled people to post their exes address. How is he not responsible for that? That is like me setting up a website for peeping toms where you can post addresses of people who don’t close their blinds at night. How would I not be responsible for that? It wouldn’t be possible for the users to post addresses if he didn’t create a field for it and then connect it to a map.

  12. Based on everyone’s comments, its clear we don’t believe Mr Moore shouldn’t be held accountable for the user content, and I agree, he is responsible for the content of his website, especially if encouraging users to submit potentially harmful content. But I don’t see anyone worried about the users who submit the material. Obviously there is malicious intent when submitting naked photos and locations of exes and that is not okay. I don’t know if there are laws in place to protect the people who get nude photos of them uploaded without consent but there needs to be. This entire website should be shut down and illegal; no one should have to have pictures of them submitted against their will, especially nude photos with addresses and other personal information

  13. As outrageous as Hunter Moore may be for doing this, developing this site is a genius way to get lots of publicity and probably make him quite a bit of money. It is completely unethical in every way possible and the fact that he can get away with it is even more ridiculous than anyone could ever imagine. The thought that this man can live with himself and shake off all of the hatred thrown at him is mind boggling. I do believe his prior website was bought out and turned into a bullying educational website. It is clear that many people are making motions to try and bring Mr. Moore down and technically they are definitely in the right away. But I feel that anyone with half a brain could have came up with this idea, Hunter Moore just had enough guts to make it a reality. It’s kind of sad that people would actually humiliate other people, but technically he’s just a much less regulated form of facebook, he supplies the server and the people fill the servers with data, whether it be their own or other persons. I do feel that for this to have any real ethicality, Hunter Moore should allow the release of IP addresses and other private information of the poster if demanded by said individual who has been posted. http://www.isanyoneup.com

  14. I am definitely going to agree with most other people who commented and said that Hunter Moore should not be protected by Section 230. I do not know how he could even think this or how this site is allowed with the clear privacy issues that arise from this site. By enabling the fields for people to post the location information and that sort of thing, Moore has to be held responsible for encouraging people to post this harmful information. I have to believe that this site and this kind of violation will not be legal for long and that this site will have to be changed.

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