Deep Web movie full length review - The Deep Propaganda....and the Mis-titled movie
1st, let me start off by saying this is NOT a movie focusing on the Dark Web. This movie focuses on Ross Ulbricht and his trail and conviction.
The movie title is meant to imply it covers the content of the web, aspects and issues...It scratches some of the "manifesto" concepts of the web and freedoms and that is about it.
The movie goes to extreme lengths to color Ross as a victimized patriot, exercising what he feels is freedom and marginalizes the other effects. It plays off the Silk Road as a way for drugs to be sold without violence and mentions decriminalization several times.
What it does not mention is the numbers behind the claims. I find it highly improbable that your average heroin addict can tell you what bitcoin is, much less grasp the idea that 1 coin has a value of $230.00 per coin. The fact that the prices on the Silk Road were at the top end seems like it was simply a way for white and blue collar people to obtain drugs without risk of violence, more than the poppycock the movie tries to smear and portray as a universal truth.
The movie also tries to place doubt of guilt on Ross by CONSTANTLY quoting the defenses concerns over the location of the Silk Road serves and the movie REPEATEDLY tries to convince you this information was never submitted in writing or court...which is a lie and nothing more. What they SHOULD say is we disagree with what was STATED IN COURT as the method of which the servers location, via IP, was obtained, which they do, but not in the movie.
This is simply a pro-Ross Ulbricht movie, meant to swing opinions prior to the appeals process as far as I can tell. It is rife with misinformation, lies and falsehoods, under the guise, again, of safe drug transactions, freedom and the right of anonymity.
My suggestion is simple. Anytime a claim is made, concerning the legal end of Ulbricht's situation, to research that claim. All...and I mean ALL of the documents from the court proceedings are EASILY obtained online. There are claims against the Federal government and they may be valid, but to say that the Feds never said WHY and HOW is misleading with an intent to convey the theme that a law was broken to catch a law breaker.
The show is done well, camera work is flawless, it is the method of delivery of the content I have issues with. I would think any person who's focus is truth, would also have issue with the manipulation used in this "Documentary"