BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

Countries such as China, Iran and Vietnam have banned access to the BBC News website.

BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

's international news website available on the Tor browser. The move by the BBC is to overturn the ban on governance. The BBC website can be opened from banned countries through the Tor Browser, which guarantees the utmost privacy that can be used to access dark web pages. 

Countries such as China, Iran and Vietnam have banned access to the BBC News website. BBC has built a new web address called bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion for Tor Browser users to replace URLs like and This link does not work for normal web browsers. The Dark Web version is available as an international edition of the BBC. Through this web site, BBC News is spread across many world languages including Indian regional languages.

What is Tor?

Tor is a browser that provides access to the Internet with the help of a software known as The Onion Router. Onion (onion) is a vegetable with many layers. Similarly, the Tor Browser has a network with several encryption layers. It was developed by the Naval Research Laboratory with the financial support of the US State Department.

The actual location and identity of the user searching the Internet through this browser will be hidden. This browser enables users to visit common websites without revealing their identity and address, to view banned websites in the country, and to host confidential websites.

The browser is used by military, journalists, and administrative personnel to keep online transactions and communications confidential and secure. At the same time, there are also illegal acts of abuse of the confidentiality provided by the Tor Browser. People use it to browse and visit websites that sell illegal drugs and child porn sites.