Man Got Life Time in Prison For Making a Website? What Really Happened

  • Published on Jan 19, 2019
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    What happened to Silk Road on the dark web side of the internet? Why did the owner end up in prison? What was his prison sentence? Who was behind it? What happened to the admin of Silk Road?
    They say that if you look hard enough, you can find just about anything you want on the internet- and if it's not on the internet, then it's probably either on the dark web or the deep web. This was where savvy internet users could access the now infamous Silk Road internet marketplace- described as the eBay of vice, Silk Road connected buyers and sellers who were interested in exchanging everything from weapons to drugs, and quite a few things in between. But just what was the most notorious internet site of all time really about? Hello and welcome to another episode of The Infographics Show- today we're taking a look at the rise and fall of the Darkweb's Silk Road.

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  • The Infographics Show
    The Infographics Show  7 months ago +439

    Do you even dare to go on the dark web?

    • Filip Bizjan
      Filip Bizjan 7 days ago


    • Madelief Girl
      Madelief Girl 12 days ago

      I use the thor browser but thats bc my bf downloaded it on my pc and i don't know how to download chrome on it😂

    • Celso deJesus II
      Celso deJesus II 26 days ago

      Nah, I tried once. Almost saw something I couldn't unsee. Too stressful. Like playing Russian roulette with your peace of mind.

    • Reddit Awards
      Reddit Awards Month ago

      Yea not that scary

    • Cquests101
      Cquests101 2 months ago

      Dream Market is down :(

  • Lobster Baby
    Lobster Baby 11 hours ago

    I miss the 70's . Back when it was safe to get on the school bus with a 12 gauge shotgun partly concealed under your jacket.
    Don't try that now , You WILL be labeled a terrorist. Can you even believe People actually once used guns primarily to hunt for food. And they where NOT scary or criminalized.
    Also Every one was buying or selling drugs , and a HIT MAN was simply something you asked your friend for when They lit up a doobie. "Hey...Can I get a HIT MAN" .

  • Supcup Tubus
    Supcup Tubus 17 hours ago +1

    Illegal: marijuana
    Legal: adrenaline, painkillers
    In between: revolvers

  • Greys to Blacks
    Greys to Blacks 8 days ago

    𝚆𝚎 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚘𝚠 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎. 𝙹𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚍 .

  • atychiphobia123
    atychiphobia123 21 day ago

    The guy who started the silk road (ross) went to my high school

  • Celso deJesus II
    Celso deJesus II 26 days ago

    The Dark Web is actually many times smaller than the surface Web as fewer people use it and most of the sites are dead.

  • Yogamannn
    Yogamannn 28 days ago

    I love when there are no ads to skip through please keep it uppp

  • Miraculous 74
    Miraculous 74 Month ago

    Why does this guy sound like the government in a nutshell?

  • lostInSpace 1
    lostInSpace 1 Month ago

    If you cant beat them join them....the war on drugs ..

  • Reddit Awards
    Reddit Awards Month ago

    Silk road is also up again by a new guy

  • Jacqueline Huong Le

    WAIT THE VIDEO TIME IS 911 THE POLICE HAVE TAKEN OVER 🤠👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️

  • Burofio
    Burofio Month ago

    The Reason He Went To Prison Was Because He Didn't Use Wix.

  • james uwuowo
    james uwuowo Month ago +1

    *sponsored by wix*

  • Matt Sugui
    Matt Sugui Month ago

    The Pirate Bay?

  • Ethan Chaudoin
    Ethan Chaudoin 2 months ago

    I honestly don't think he was that bad of a person, all he did was create a platform that let people buy/sell anything, which happens either way, whether or not you can agree with what is being sold, it will be sold one way or another, and that's just how life goes.

  • Glenn McMann
    Glenn McMann 2 months ago

    Huh, so he basically works for CNN.

  • Djerry Duverge
    Djerry Duverge 2 months ago

    But what if someone hacks dashlane and sells the info 🤔

  • Connor Milligan
    Connor Milligan 2 months ago

    I wish this was sponsored by wix

  • J aperson
    J aperson 2 months ago +1

    The reason he got arrested for making a website was because he didn’t use skillshare...

  • corgi lord
    corgi lord 2 months ago


  • amv___amv___amv
    amv___amv___amv 2 months ago

    Silk Road was lit

  • Jackson man
    Jackson man 2 months ago

    This guy ross made 28 million dollars got two life sentences and know they are petitioning to get him freed no i dont think so unless he gives me some of the 28 million dollars i aint putting my name on no petition

  • Prime
    Prime 2 months ago

    Does "dark web" has 'dark theme' option for every website?

  • Ape X
    Ape X 2 months ago

    Drugs only hurt people because of laws.

  • ░▒▓█▇▆▅▄▃▂Gous▂▃▄▅▆▇█▓▒░

    The last things about what happened because the site exists.
    It will with or without it, no matter how you turn it.

  • Lord StainGod
    Lord StainGod 3 months ago

    ✊🏾Free DPR!✊🏻

  • E_Kedi Akif S. Özsoy
    E_Kedi Akif S. Özsoy 3 months ago +1

    Man im glad to be using safe turkish web proxy

  • Jerrell Douglas
    Jerrell Douglas 3 months ago

    I actually went on silk road years ago and it's crazy the stuff you see for sale on there.

  • Muzzardonmyfeet
    Muzzardonmyfeet 3 months ago

    So this guy invented amazon before amazon was a thing and wasn’t successful. Shame

  • Colipse
    Colipse 3 months ago

    So basically if it wasn't for his email, he would've gotten away with it

  • Damien Hartley
    Damien Hartley 3 months ago

    Not true because the so called deep web is mostly the a old version of the internet that was banned from Google from lacking certification and these deep web developer just modify web browser to display obsolete format.

  • Libertopa EurekanAnarch

    Unfortunately, the government will go to any length to assert its authority over the serfs. It's the reason behind the War on Drugs, gun control, etc.

  • chexh catialo
    chexh catialo 3 months ago

    The government will go to any length to assert it's authority and power, even over the internet.

  • urist mcary
    urist mcary 4 months ago

    The dark web is part of the Internet its not seperate...

  • Chaserwin
    Chaserwin 4 months ago

    I am a dark web hacker because I watch one piece

  • ThyPhyse iOS
    ThyPhyse iOS 4 months ago +3

    this guy went to my high school. my teachers said he seemed completely normal.

  • Joseph Postma
    Joseph Postma 4 months ago

    City prepping to country prepping. ( the same 12 yo male).

  • 94mathdude
    94mathdude 4 months ago

    drug laws and not harsh enough anywhere which is why criminals somehow manage to get their hands on them

  • determined goat
    determined goat 4 months ago

    😂 i've been on silk road i didn't even realize they took it down

  • Burke B
    Burke B 4 months ago +2

    Should’ve used wix

  • captain crunch
    captain crunch 4 months ago

    Better drugs be legal and monitored the buying street drugs with fentol and other laces

  • Friedrich Hayek
    Friedrich Hayek 4 months ago +1

    Silk road is down??? I ordered a pound of coke recently, so.....

    • One Above All
      One Above All Month ago

      Tell ya what ill contact the owner of silkyroads for a immediate refund. But first ill need a one time starter fee 1,500.00$ via western union please send fast so we can get you ur refund.

    • One Above All
      One Above All Month ago

      I look into it whats your ip?

  • grt wht hope
    grt wht hope 4 months ago

    I don't want to know but he said they got soft ware for dark web? Like do you go to staples and ask for dark web software?

  • Chaos A.D.
    Chaos A.D. 4 months ago

    Does black Spider Man shoot dark webs?

  • Luke skywalker The Starfleet commander

    I used Tor and the darkweb for a school science project...

  • Daniel Dieni
    Daniel Dieni 4 months ago

    VPN and Tor browser equals dark web

  • mr_ byebye
    mr_ byebye 4 months ago

    Selling drugs is victimless you didn't choose to start they chose it

  • Talkinglegodude the Georgie Daddy

    Just pretend I said something funny and like this comment, I’m too lazy to make joke

  • Drowning Narcissist
    Drowning Narcissist 4 months ago

    How about a website that only sells drugs? I still don't know why drugs are illegal.

  • Krispy KornBread
    Krispy KornBread 5 months ago

    He did a lot of bad but I kinda agree with his initial intentions of free enterprise and decision making, that’s true freedom really, he just kinda got corrupt as the money went up. But

  • K.C. Love
    K.C. Love 5 months ago +1

    I seriously didn't even know the was such a😮😁😁

  • SurvivingMichigan
    SurvivingMichigan 5 months ago

    This video is 100% pure propaganda. This is a slander campaign full of false accusations.

  • Empire Captains
    Empire Captains 5 months ago

    The Internet is like an ocean, it's so vast

  • poibella
    poibella 5 months ago

    Prohibition is a crime. Ross is just another victim.

  • Mieterhöhungs Manfred
    Mieterhöhungs Manfred 5 months ago

    440 thousand people now think Ulbricht was allowing cp to be sold on his site. no that wasn't the case and also the murders he should hired were never proofen, thats ridiculous how are you so missinformed about the topic you're making a 10 min video on

  • Käptn Kook
    Käptn Kook 5 months ago

    this story is actually wrong. What you hear from 6:20 on is blatantly false and disregard the real facts at hand.

  • Lego Bricks go
    Lego Bricks go 5 months ago

    Why whould someone be selling my personal information in the dark web?
    I have no friends and im not rich soo im gonna pass it

  • uwu CLASSICK !
    uwu CLASSICK ! 5 months ago

    The Dark Web is sponsored by
    *S K I L L S H A R E*

  • heyitsablackguy
    heyitsablackguy 5 months ago

    The biggest criminals taking down smaller criminals. Nothing new under the sun.

  • Some random person
    Some random person 5 months ago +2

    "you can find whatever you want on the internet. if not, the dark web."
    me: "mobigo 2 squirrel gameplay"

  • Garvin Benjamin -G LION

    Canadian football vs American football

  • Corey Ayers
    Corey Ayers 5 months ago


  • Vtheorem
    Vtheorem 5 months ago

    Has a similar story to breaking bad.

  • anton cameran
    anton cameran 5 months ago

    if the dark web is so out of control why doesnt the government take it down

    • vivi_ etc
      vivi_ etc 5 months ago

      ....because its so out of control

  • Matt Raska
    Matt Raska 5 months ago

    Ross Ulbricht is a hero of freedom and should be free.

  • Schmidt Rox
    Schmidt Rox 5 months ago

    I open up bright web, only selling crayons, a4 paper, candies, chips and coke...

  • Chara Undertale
    Chara Undertale 6 months ago +1

    i think that Amazon is trying to disguise itself as part of the surface web while in reality, it is part of the dark web because you can buy medieval weapons, tasers, and REAL guns on Amazon. The only reason it shows up in search is because it is really good at making itself look like part of the surface web

  • Thomas lavis
    Thomas lavis 6 months ago

    I hit the bell button so hard when I subscribed I broke my phone screen . I'm 29 with a broken phone 😭

  • Brady Six
    Brady Six 6 months ago

    Smh liberals....

  • Avokad
    Avokad 6 months ago

    and how much is he worse than a lot of ceos and investors of big companies
    oh yeah they bribed politicians
    stupid double morals

  • YA BOY G
    YA BOY G 6 months ago +2

    Ross Ulbricht did literally nothing wrong

  • iAmHealthy
    iAmHealthy 6 months ago +6

    They found out who Ross was because of a back-end hack they did on his server when they found a leaked IP. This was incredibly illegal without a warrant, which is why it was never acknowledged by the authorities. But, it’s been damn near proven.
    The notion that they found him through solely a posting board from years earlier is ludicrous.

  • IPushHard
    IPushHard 6 months ago +1

    Way too long!
    There are people where I live who commit murder and maybe do 7-10 years.
    The guys biggest crime was conspiracy to commit murder. ...other than that, he created an online store. That's it!
    Remember, he didnt actually deal drugs or sell child porn. All he did was make a web site.
    Not a good idea to let guns or child porn in.... I wouldn't have, but that's me.
    Still.... DOUBLE LIFE???? What kind of bat shit crazy bible belt half brained justice is that? ...It's not like all of the drugs, guns, and every type of porn isn't sold every single day anyway. I guarantee you those trades weren't even dented.
    20 years is what he should have gotten. That's a lot of time just for making a web site and being stupid. ... I get it, they needed to make an example, but 20 years is enough of an example.
    His lawyers should be appealing every aspect of this case that they possibly can.

  • Mustaqeem Oof
    Mustaqeem Oof 6 months ago +1


  • BioCapsule
    BioCapsule 6 months ago

    Never trust a libertarian.