The world drug survey has been published and the data it reveals are shocking. For example, the number of people in England who buy drugs on the dark web has doubled since 2014.
The annual survey asked more than 100,000 people from more than 30 countries and their data showed that England also had the dubious honor of appearing in third place in illegal drugs at home. Only behind Scotland and Brazil.
Apart from the risks involved in drug use, the way you access them can also pose an added risk. It is dangerous to give personal information on the dark web,”if you have given your name, someone knows that you have bought drugs,” said the study’s founder, Dr. Adam Winstock,” then there is the possibility that they will blackmail you.”
What is the dark web?
The dark web is a network that can not be tracked and hidden websites. I’m sure you’ve heard it called deep web but it’s inaccurate. The deep web is nothing more than non-indexable content, that is, the normal Internet (called Surface Net or Clean Network).) but to which you can not get from Google. For example, forms, databases or content protected by a password.
The dark web, on the other hand, is a fragment of the network that can only be accessed through specific applications such as TOR. In this part of the Internet everything is anonymous and I could not be traced (if you know what you are doing, of course). That is why the trade in drugs, weapons and all kinds of illegalities abounds. Being an uncontrolled place, if you give your credit card or address to send you whatever you buy , it is very possible that you are scammed, blackmailed or extorted.
The BBC podcast The Next Episode, found hundreds of people who claim to have experienced that situation: “I received a threatening message that said: ‘I have your address’ and threatening to make it public, appear there or send something unpleasant,” says one of those affected. “Obviously I do not have any legal protection for the consumer.”
Anyway, not everything is bad on the dark web.Many of the myths about her are false and have enough pages with constructive content. In addition, the dark web gives space to persecuted activists in countries without freedom of expression and helps many to skip local censorship to access information.