“Fist Fight” Touches Upon the Deep Web and its Scariness
In the last episode of Fist Fight <兄弟>, which stars Vincent Wong (王浩信), Philip Ng (伍允龍), and Mat Yeung (楊明) as brothers, a character called Holyman, a super hacker in the deep web, made his appearance. Vincent and Kaman Kong (江嘉敏) are trying to look for him to seek out more information about the brothers’ father, and to do so they must have some contact with the deep web. So what exactly is it?
The deep web includes confidential information, illegal transactions, and hacking. In short, it is like the underground society of the Internet. People who have browsed the deep web before aren’t people who would say it out loud. In fact, the deep web cannot be easily accessed through a simple search engine like Google or Yahoo search.
To browse on the deep web, downloading special software, such as Onion Routing or TOR, is necessary. There are several levels in the deep web and it is hard to even find the surface layer.
The web writer of Scary Bird (恐懼鳥) appeared as a guest last year on ViuTV’s show to discuss the dark web. It is a place where you can see things uncensored including extremely bloody and inhumane videos and live broadcasts involving child pornography, human beasts, human experiments, and dismemberments, and corpses among others. The Islamic State ISIS organization also used the deep web to release videos of their killings.
Aside from grotesque films, there are also a large number of criminal transactions, most of which are black market deals. This includes firearms, arms, drugs, human organs, and human trafficking. Even though the police is aware of these criminals, the perpetrators constantly change IP addresses to avoid being traced. In addition, only Bitcoin is used as payment.
Netizens who have gotten into the deep web are all scarred from it as the content is far beyond the scope of what one can imagine. If you expose yourself to it, you will be traumatized or you already have a mental issue. The interface of the deep web can be set up like a chat room. When a live broadcast of torturing someone to death begins, the person with the payment can issue instructions to the moderator on how to torture the person.
A netizen watched a woman being tormented on the deep web and immediately vomited after watching her eyes be dug out and her throat being slit. The person who puked yellow biliary water said watching murder fragments and watching someone get tortured to death are two different things.
Although there is an appeal to the mysteriousness of the dark web, many of its content and activities are illegal.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.