By Jamie Bartlett
An Independent and New Statesman booklet of the Year
Beyond the everyday on-line international that almost all people inhabit—a international of Google, fb, and Twitter—lies an enormous and infrequently hidden community of websites, groups, and cultures the place freedom is driven to its limits, and the place humans may be someone, or do whatever, they need. this can be the area of Bitcoin and Silk street, of radicalism and pornography. this is often the darkish Net.
In this significant and revealing publication, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the electronic underworld and provides a rare examine the web we do not comprehend. starting with the increase of the web and the conflicts and battles that outlined its early years, Bartlett studies on trolls, pornographers, drug purchasers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those that have many purposes to stick anonymous.
Rich with old examine and revelatory reporting, The darkish Net is an extraordinary, eye-opening examine a global that does not are looking to be recognized.