The Dark Web Is Too Slow and Annoying for Terrorists

As a communications platform, a site on the dark web doesn’t do what jihadis need it to do very well. It won’t reach many new people compared to “curious Googling,” as the authors point out, limiting its utility as a propaganda tool. It’s not very good for internal communications either, because it’s slow and requires installing additional software to work on a mobile phone. “So for both propaganda and communications, it’s less useful than some alternatives,” Rid said.Those alternatives include privacy-preserving mobile chat apps like Telegram, Rid noted. Telegram offers encrypted messaging, a slick, intuitive interface, and a big userbase: it hit 100 million active monthly users in February. Jihadis do, however, use the Tor browser to hide what they’re browsing on the open web from prying eyes, the paper noted.

Source: The Dark Web Is Too Slow and Annoying for Terrorists

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