Davide Del Vecchio (co-founder Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights)
Bella Shakhmirza (human rights activist)

Davide Del Vecchio, co-founder of Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, and Bella Shakhmirza, Russian journalist who also works with social projects, talked about what is the Deep Web and, also, which contents are published in this network.

Deep Web is a small part of the World Wide Web (WWW.) which is not codified in the standard way. This network is developed in an extremely safe and anonimous steps that unable people to have access to its content unless they are using a special software.

This hidden service is mainly known as an unusual way to sell drugs, guns, enable the access to illegal porn contents and the practice of pedophilia. However, the curious fact about Deep Web is that just 1% of its content is about illegal elements.

It is possible to affirm that such hidden services can mostly provide elements that, sometimes, are useful such as: anonimity, privacy and enable the freedom of speech. As an example, it is possible to say that journalists from countries where strict rules are imposed, regarding the freedom of speech, are able to use the Deep Web to express their thoughts and the reality in their countries.

Gabriela Fernandez