We all know about the dark web’s illegal markets and shady deals. But from playing better chess to protecting political freedom, it’s full of surprises

Nasty things lurk on the dark web in the film Unfriended

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“DO NOT click the link! Do not click the link!” The floppy-haired young man screams at his laptop, but we know his friends are going to die anyway. It is why we watch horror films.

A group of twenty-somethings are hanging out via video chat. One of them is using a laptop that someone left behind in a cafe. He shows his friends a hidden folder that connects him to a strange part of the internet.

“Dude, this is dark web,” says one of them. …

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