BBC fights censorship by launching news site on the dark web.
The BBC is fighting back against such restrictions by making a mirror of its international news website available on the dark web, where it can be viewed using the Tor browser.
The BBC says its content available on the Tor site includes foreign language services such as BBC Arabic, BBC Persian and BBC Russian, but does not include access to the BBC iPlayer streaming service.
In its announcement, the organization specifically named China, Iran and Vietnam as countries in which BBC News content has been blocked. It also said that providing a way for audiences to access its content even where it was restricted was "in line with the BBC World Service mission to provide trusted news around the world."
Tor users can visit the URL bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion