Law enforcement can't always move fast enough to fight wrongdoers on the darknet.
But bad reviews could help keep them at bay.
Some parts of the darknet operate like an eBay or Amazon for illegal goods or services, ranging from the illicit to the abhorrent.
And while law enforcement is proactively engaged with the problem, criminal investigations can take a long time to pursue, which is why experts are helping to come up with new ways to pour cold water on the darknet marketplace.
One such researcher is Scott Duxbury, a sociology doctoral student at Ohio State University.
Duxbury’s idea for cracking down on darknet drug sales is strikingly simple: leave bad reviews.