The Dark Web is filled with lots of myths and misconceptions
The Deep Web is often talked about a lot in a negative way so lots of rumours and myths arise that can be completely crazy but some rumours are actually true. We will go through some of the most common speculations about the Dark Web and hopefully I can answer some of your questions.
Q. The Dark Web is run by criminals
A. Absolutely not, Although criminal activities are a common use of the Dark Web it is used in many other legal ways such as forums, Software Exchange and Tech Guides.
Q. The police can't get you
A. Police bust criminals everyday its just that the Dark Web provides more anonymity.
Q.Deep Web and Dark Web are the same thing
A. The Deep Web is stuff that can't be accessed by regular search engines and the Dark Web is the place that is often talked about and requires a special browser to access it, called Tor. For more detail on the different types of webs click here
Q. Do Red Rooms exist?
A. Unfortunately yes, Red Rooms are a real thing and there is evidence of this with Peter Scully being arrested in September 2016 for abusing a young girl and was the owner of a company that produced Red Room videos. The reason people don't believe these exist is because 99% of the time the Red Rooms on the Dark Web are a scam and they just want your money.
Q. Does Marinas Trench exist?
A. Marinas Trench has been proven wrong and doesn't exist but people still believe it because they think if you can get past the Surface Web you can just keep going.
Q. How do i get to the Black Market
A. To begin the Black Market isn't one market, it is a range of small markets that generally all contain similar items e.g drugs, weapons, hacks and stolen goods. If you would like to visit one of the black markets you can buy downloading Tor, getting a VPN and visiting one of these black market websites and pasting the link into the Tor browser.
Q. Is human trafficking really a thing?
A. Sadly yes but not as much as you might think. On the most popular Dark Net Markets there are rules that say humans, organs or live creatures are not allowed to be put up for auction. However there are other sites or even well known buyers who are doing it but it certainly is on a smaller scale compared to something like drugs or weapons trade.