Infamous child porn darknet moderator sentenced to 20 years

One of the key moderators of Playpen, an infamous darknet child porn website, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The 47-year-old man from Kentucky will also face lifelong supervision once his prison sentence has ended. As the site’s global moderator, he was in charge of deleting content that wasn’t related to child pornography, and helped design the site’s logo.

Playpen was an infamous child pornography-centric website that existed within the bowels of the darknet, which you must use the Tor browser to access and anonymity is much easier to come by. However, the FBI was able to infiltrate the site and ran it as its own for a couple of weeks while it infected many visitors with malware to help identify them. One of the 51 people subsequently arrested and prosecuted, was David Browning, the site’s global moderator.

It’s important to remember that Tor is also used by those living under dangerous government regimes, lawyers and journalists to remain anonymous online

Browning was heavily involved in the day to day running of the site, according to the prosecution (via Ars). He



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