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Dark web myths busted

The dark web isn't all guns and drugs.

Most of the content of the dark web (55 per cent) is legal despite its unsavoury reputation, according to a study by security intelligence firm Terbium Labs.

The study, based on hard data and statistical analysis, found that legal pornography was widespread on the net’s underbelly. A substantial 45 per cent of content is illegal and almost half of that is focused on drugs. Fraud was much lower than anticipated, representing less than 2 per cent of total dark web content and nearly 5 per cent of illegal content.

Terbium found only one incident of extremism in its sample. No incidents of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or human trafficking were observed. ®

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