The dark web has many different visitors, including pushers, computer geeks, scammers, journalists fighting censorship, and regular people who just want to communicate with others without the government looking over their shoulders. The latter frequently occurs in countries like China and Iran, where there is a lot of internet censorship.
To understand what exactly the dark web is, we need to differentiate between a few terms. It is often said that the Internet has three layers: the surface web, the deep web and the dark web. Especially the terms deep web and dark web are often used incorrectly, which can cause a lot of confusion. Here are some points you might want to keep in mind: