Leigh Van Bryan: Leigh tweeted, 'Free this week, for a quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?' about his upcoming Los Angeles vacation. A misunderstanding of British slang lead the Department of Homeland Security to detain and deport him as a suspected terrorist.
Cameron Jankowski: Cameron would do anything for a piece of Internet fame, but when he participated in the #pissolympics initiative (long story) and submitted a photo to the online contest, he found himself at the mercy of a SWAT team and the suspect of a federal crime.
Allyson Pereira: Allyson succumbed to her ex-boyfriend’s requests for a topless photo. When he shared the photo with her entire social network, the resulting bullying drove her to try and take her own life.
Ashley Vanpevenage: Ashley got a makeover so dramatic her make-up artist posted the “Before” and “After” images on Instagram without thinking that the image would be turned into a hateful meme shared millions of times, sending Ashley into hiding.
Nicole Crowther: Nicole was cast as an extra on Glee, but months after her time on set, she tweeted a rumor about the season finale overheard at a dinner party. The Gleeks hunted her down online, ultimately blacklisting her from the acting world and causing her to abandon her dreams and move out of state.
Sierra McCurdy: Sierra commented on her Facebook feed about a sensitive news story involving two police officers. In her haste she typed the wrong emoji. This error incited online violence that spiraled into the real world when she was run off the road…and later had to flee her town.
Annmarie Chiarini: Annmarie’s boyfriend convinced her to take nude photos for his eyes only, but after a break up he auctioned them off to the highest bidder online. The photos made the rounds for her college students and the world to see.
Jennifer Box: Jennifer’s prank video “Drunk Girl in Public” went viral and the world misinterpreted it. Millions of online viewers held her responsible, resulting in death and rape threats that landed Jennifer in the hospital.
Christopher Hermelin: Christopher was shocked to discover a photo of him taken while out in public, without his knowledge, landed on front page of Reddit. It morphed into a cruel meme, taunting him and rendering him afraid for his life.