The Hidden Wiki is the most complete, up-to-date, and uncensored snapshot of the Deep Web – a subset of the internet that cannot be found by searching with commonly used search engines, such as Google. The site has been around since 2008 and hosts services including chatrooms, guides for how to use various systems anonymously, and various files that cannot be found on other websites.
Content on Hidden wiki
- The Hidden Wiki is a collaborative website that allows people to post content that search engines, such as Google, have censored. Although it used to be almost exclusively an anonymously-operated site, it now hosts many files that are otherwise unavailable on the web.
- They are hidden not through secret codes or tricks but rather through being in plain view, a challenge to censorship, and a challenge to how we access “the deep web.” They’re usually lists of links or messages with no content, but there is some helpful material, including guides on using various systems anonymously and illicit software.
The sprawling Hidden Wiki
The sprawling Hidden Wiki, which has been described as the world’s largest neutral information center, contains over 1,000,000 links to sites mainly on the so-called deep web or deepnet, i.e., entirely inaccessible via search engines such as Google. Using a unique search engine that does not return results from The Deep Net is often referred to as a ‘search engine for the deep web. This can be used to find the original Hidden Wiki content, but it is inaccurate and may miss some of its material.
What does The Hidden Wiki host?
The Hidden Wiki hosts many files that are otherwise unavailable on the web. They are hidden not through secret codes or tricks but rather through being in plain view, a challenge to censorship, and a challenge to how we access the deep web.
The wiki also hosts many message boards which can be accessed via their search engine, but unlike most message boards, there is no registration system so that anyone can post messages. The content of these message boards can be helpful for some purposes.