If you're not in the know, you might be asking, "What is the deep web?" Also known as the "darknet" (this latter term is, in fact, more accurate) and primarily accessed through the Tor network, the deep web basically allows access to the 21st-century underground market. It's also an anonymous "playground" for content that's unsuitable for the "clearnet" (the everyday Internet). It is largely untraceable (though not completely) and is perhaps most widely used for the sale of unmentionable goods and services.
Beyond drugs, some use the deep web to buy and sell weapons. But perhaps most alarming of all, some use it to exchange or discuss photos and videos of children cryptically referred to as "cheese pizza." (The "C" and "P" heading each word explains this code word.)
While these aspects of the deep web are unsettling in and of themselves, the deep web's reputation as a playground for hedonism, depravity, and nefarious or sinister acts is a bit unfounded. Aside from questionable content and sales, much of the content accessed via Tor is fairly innocuous. Several Reddit threads corroborate this, as users encountered mostly mundane forums and load times so slow they lost patience before every really seeing anything.
And yet, while they are certainly the exceptions and not the rule, there are a handful of deep web stories out there that manage to baffle, disturb, and even sicken. True, some of the more disturbing content on the dark web is the stuff of rumor and lore, but this doesn't make it any less creepy - particularly when considering that, while they have not been proven to exist, they have not been disproven either.
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