[Air-L] dark web recruitment

Katherine Lo kmlo at uci.edu
Mon Oct 16 15:49:41 PDT 2017

I don’t think 8chan will be your best bet necessarily since the dark web is a large domain that 8chan isn’t necessarily representative of..

On a related note, before you embark on an interview study in this domain, do you have robust security set up for yourself and a way to encrypt the correspondence with your interview subjects?


> On Oct 16, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Alex Lambert <alex.lambert at monash.edu> wrote:
> Dear AOIR colleagues
> I am interested in researching the marginalised or elicit intimacies that form on the Dark Web. I want to begin with some small scale pilot research to orient the focus of the study, using a small group of interview participants. However, as a new-initiate of the Dark Web I am at a total loss as to how to recruit people. I was considering performing online interviews via known affiliate forums such as 8-Chan. However I am concerned that this will just solicit trolling.
> Does anyone have any experience in this area? Your help would be much appreciated.
> All the best
> Alex
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