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Murder on the Internet: A gruesome new low for the Dark Web

Murder on the Internet: A gruesome new low for the Dark Web
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These days, it can be pretty hard to tell what is real on the Internet, and what is fake.

Unfortunately, some gruesome photos posted in a scary hidden corner of the Internet this week were all too real. Now a woman is dead and her boyfriend is behind bars, accused of the murder.

The so-called Dark Web is a part of the Internet that is not listed by Google and other mainstream search engines. One of the sites on the Dark Web is 4chan. It was on 4chan where photos of a murder scene first showed up this week.

The New York Times has called the 4chan site “the darkest corner of the Web,” where it has remained for years. Users can hide behind layers of anonymity, free to post nearly anything. Users compete to outdo each other with pranks and shocking postings.

Warning: I don't recommend visiting 4chan. There's plenty of content on there that no one should be looking at.

This horrific story began late Monday night when a self-professed killer posted horrific photos with the chilling message, "Turns out it's way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks on the movies."

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