Author(s): Jamie Bartlett
The online world most of us inhabit represents only a small fraction of the internet. Beyond Google and commercial web browsers lies a parallel universe, a 'deep web' twenty-five times larger than the surface web: a world of private chat rooms, second lives and anonymous markets; places where people stretch freedom to its limits to be anything, and do anything, they want. The Dark Net is an examination of the hidden corners of the internet and the strange subcultures and protagonists that flourish there. It is also a revelatory exploration of human nature under the conditions of anonymity and freedom, revealing the human faces behind the virtual masks of drug dealers, trolls, pornographers, cypherpunks, extremists and many others. Based on extensive first-hand experience and groundbreaking research, and featuring exclusive interviews and documentary evidence, The Dark Net presents a comprehensive and illuminating overview of a complex world for the very first time.
A groundbreaking examination of the darkest corners of the internet
Jamie Bartlett is the Head of the Violence and Extremism Programme and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has written extensively about radical political parties and movements and how the internet is changing society. Jamie holds Masters Degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford.