I recently came across an article and a video that give a pretty understandable explanation of the Dark Web, that mysterious entity – often referred to but seldom explained.
The full text of the article is available at – https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/25/what-is-the-dark-web-your-questions-answered-in-plain-english/
Here is the link to the video – https://youtu.be/9F3rz7GfPys
Many times the Dark Web is characterized as a dangerous haven for criminal activity and people associate the term Dark with evil. That aspect of the Dark Web does exist but the name comes from the fact that it is Dark as in not visible. The Dark Web is built to be dark to the privacy intrusions, advertising and surveillance that are so common on the Internet we usually use. Hence the allure of using it for secret activities.
This post is purely about expanding knowledge, it is not an endorsement of any aspects mentioned in the references.