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How to Check Your Web Archive for Dark Web Contraband

By Zachary Zebrowski , Ryan Farley , Grant Atkins , Justin Brunelle, Ph.D.

Dark web content sometimes appears in surface web archives. This guide helps librarians and web archivists safely ensure that web archives do not inadvertently distribute dark web contraband material.

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Web archives, such as the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, focus on saving and replaying web pages. However, these archives can inadvertently be used to host and share dark web contraband. This guide is designed to help archivists and librarians safely identify and remove contraband material from their archives.