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The BBC has made its international news website available via the Tor network, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.

The Tor browser is privacy-focused software used to access the dark web.

The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid government surveillance and censorship.

Countries including China, Iran and Vietnam are among those who have tried to block access to the BBC News website or programmes.

Source: BBC

Date: March 17th, 2022



  1. Provide a description to students of how the TOR (The Onion Router) works.
  2. Provide a description to students of what the Dark Web is dark web
  3. Why does Russia, China, North Korea and Iran block access to certain information coming over the internet
  4. Should the BBC and other news outlets be using things like TOR to circumvent information blocks put in place by Russia, China, North Korea and Iran?

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