BBC News, a news media run by the British state broadcaster, the BBC, has built a mirror site that can only be accessed by using Tor, an anonymous communication system.
In general communication systems, who accessed the server is left in the form of an IP address, so you can see who visited the site and who sent the email. However, Tor is able to completely anonymize the communication channels, so it is impossible to know who visited the site or who sent the email.
The browser that enables web browsing using Tor is Tor Browser. It can hide the network connection path, so it is also used when accessing the dark web or leaking confidential information.
Countries such as China, Iran, and Vietnam regulate some content on the Internet, so websites such as BBC News cannot be accessed. For this reason, BBC News has launched a BBC News mirror site on the Tor Network. Unlike the URL (bbc.co.uk/news or bbc.com/news) that usually goes into BBC News, you need to use a separate URL (bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion) that can be accessed by Tor browser. Of course, if you access this address with a regular web browser, you will see a sign that the site cannot be found.
When accessing Thorpan BBC News in the UK, the global version of BBC News is displayed. Torpan BBC News also supports display in foreign languages such as Arabic, Persian and Russian. However, content services provided only in the UK, such as BBC iPlayer, cannot be used due to broadcasting rights.
The BBC explained about BBC News in Tor that users living in countries where BBC News was blocked or restricted will be able to access the entire BBC news content through the Tor network. Meanwhile, Facebook also launched a mirror site (facebookcorewwwi.onion) that can be accessed using Tor on the dark web like BBC News in 2014. In addition, when browsing the web using Tor, you can also use Brave Browser in addition to Tor browser. Related information can be found here .