Hyphanet is a decentralized, free software platform designed for anonymous file sharing, browsing, and publishing within its unique “freesites”. It utilizes encryption and node routing to protect user identities and content, making it exceedingly difficult to trace or censor. Users contribute by providing bandwidth and storage space, with content popularity dictating its retention. The platform’s “darknet” mode enhances security by connecting users only with trusted peers. With over 2 million downloads, Hyphanet is an influential tool in the fight against censorship, especially in regions with restricted internet access.