The Darkish Net has its first main information publication

The Dark Web has its first major news publication

The Darkish Net has a nasty status (and deservedly so) however maybe investigative information publication ProPublica being the primary main media group on the anonymized model of the web can change that a bit. The reasoning? “We do not need anybody to know that you simply got here to us or what you learn,” ProPublica‘s net developer Mike Tigas informed Wired. The thought is that the publication needs to make sure that individuals studying its Pulitzer-profitable work are protected in locations like China the place censorship reigns supreme. Or that nameless sources or leakers can learn the articles they offered info for with out worry of being caught.

ProPublica is the primary main information website with a @torproject hidden service:

— Mike Tigas (@mtigas) January 7, 2016

As Wired notes, there are already information websites on the Tor service, and you may even entry a model of ProPublica by way of the Tor browser. Hell, Fb even arrange store on the opposite web. However a publication with the ProPublica‘s status is sort of a benchmark that different organizations can look to to show that the service is not merely a wretched hive of scum and villiany.