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The darkweb: a social network anomaly.

@article{OKeeffe2020TheDA,
  title={The darkweb: a social network anomaly.},
  author={Kevin P. O'Keeffe and Virgil Griffith and Yang Xu and Paolo Santi and Carlo Ratti},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2020}
}
  • Kevin P. O'Keeffe, Virgil Griffith, +2 authors Carlo Ratti
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
  • We analyse the darkweb and find its structure is unusual. For example, $ \sim 87 \%$ of darkweb sites \emph{never} link to another site. To call the darkweb a "web" is thus a misnomer -- it's better described as a set of largely isolated dark silos. As we show through a detailed comparison to the World Wide Web (www), this siloed structure is highly dissimilar to other social networks and indicates the social behavior of darkweb users is much different to that of www users. We show a… CONTINUE READING

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