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Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet: 5 things to know about the Netflix docuseries

Where the world has gotten really small thanks to the internet, it’s also real that both technology and the internet are both a blessing and a curse for the people out there. With many different types of content under its Anthology Docuseries umbrella for fans worldwide, Netflix brings a gritty and adrenaline-pumping six-part series titled Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet. From the trailer itself we can tell that it goes into a deep dive mode to explain the relationship between the internet and crime.

If fans previously enjoyed watching these Netflix series like The Lincoln Lawyer, The House, and Love, Death + Robots, then surely they would all enjoy this highly-anticipated cyber crime thriller anthology series Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet.


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When will Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet be released and where can I watch it?

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet will be released worldwide on Netflix on June 15, 2022 at 3:01 am EST.

What is Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet about?

The six-part anthology documentary series will tell stories about the different types of cybercrime rife around the world today. It would also open about the victimized users worldwide who fall into this dangerous trap that is full of cyber criminals who also deceive people using digital deception and modern misinformation. All of this has profoundly detrimental effects and impact on the lives of these people.

The trailer shows how a large number of virtual cybercrimes are being committed over the Internet. Episodes detail the stories that have been researched by creators for years, covering blackmail, white supremacy and murder.

The official synopsis reads: “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 the stories of people caught in a dark and tangled web of modern misinformation are and digital illusion. The haunting, bizarre, and timely series explores the aftermath of “SWATing”, takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a federal hunt for the suspect in a brazen IRS heist, and investigates a murder set against the backdrop of Russian election interference . Rich with distinctive characters and surprising storylines, reality is warped as the ordinary American household collides with a chaotic web of misinformation.”

Episodes will include “Death By Swat,” which tells the story of how an online gamer relentlessly makes fraudulent calls to 911, telling them to send SWAT teams to the homes of innocent victims until one of them turns out to be very turns out to be tragic. Murder In DC would investigate Rich’s 2016 murder thanks to online conspiracies. “I’m Not a Nazi” would deal with a woman who is the main channel for white nationalists, which would lead to violent murder. ‘Sextortion’ is about giving a voice to the victims of a person who has been constantly blackmailing them all for sensitive material, and finally ‘The Stingray Part 1 And 2’ which deals with the fraudulent schemes of two experienced hackers to cheat and fool people.

Who stars in Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet?

Details of the star cast have not yet been announced. We would update this section as soon as it becomes available.


The technology-based cybercrime anthology documentary, Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet, was created and produced by Brian Knappenberger in collaboration with Imagine and Netflix. The series was executive produced by Sara Bernstein.


The official trailer of the cybercrime-based anthology is now available. You can view it here.

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