The COVID-19 online shadow economy

@article{Bracci2020TheCO,
  title={The COVID-19 online shadow economy},
  author={Alberto Bracci and Matthieu Nadini and Maxwell Matthaios Aliapoulios and Damon McCoy and Ian Gray and Alexander Teytelboym and Angela Gallo and Andrea Baronchelli},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2008.01585}
}
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the demand for goods and services worldwide. The combination of a public health emergency, economic distress, and disinformation-driven panic have pushed customers and vendors towards the shadow economy. In particular Dark Web Marketplaces (DWMs), commercial websites easily accessible via free software, have gained significant popularity. Here, we analyse 472,372 listings extracted from 23 DWMs between January 1, 2020 and July 7, 2020. We identify 518 listings… Expand
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