For where you look, Facebook is growing and they have now reported that 1 million people enter the social network through the “dark web” .
Facebook, apart from the regular domain we all know, has a version available on the network Tor with Onion completion in a year and a half. While operates legally, belongs to that part of the Internet known as dark web , according Quartz .
According to the numbers of Facebook, visits by Tor have been growing steadily since just last June had 525,000 visits per month and have had steady increases of more than 50,000 new visitors per month. Today, already they have a million.
The Tor network allows its users to surf the Internet anonymously and safely . Alec Muffett, Facebook engineer based in London, explains:
“People choose to communicate by Tor because a variety of reasons related to privacy, security and protection. It is important for us to provide ways for people to use our services particularly safely …”
Some of the reasons for the increase in visitors to Facebook by this method have to do with the privacy you want people, as well as security to surf the Internet, but also with particular events and restrictions and censorship of some governments to pages the social network Mark Zuckerberg.
Today, it is possible to enter Facebook for Tor network computers and smartphones with Android.