Submit Documents

Status Update February 15, 2020: We sincerely apologize that our technical difficulties with our submission portal have still not been resolved. The problem has been identified and, because of its intricate nature, we are working with the developers of SecureDrop, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, to find a solution. Unfortunately, because of the holiday in the U.S. this coming Monday, an update will not be available until Tuesday February 18, 2020. If you wish, feel free to securely communicate with us elsewhere until then. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The TTF uses SecureDrop, an open-source submission system that allows us to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. This system is also used by many news organizations including the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times, and many more.

SecureDrop requires the use of the Tor network, a hidden network within the Internet that better protects your privacy and identity. Don’t let that intimidate you. Here’s how to use Tor to submit to the TTF in 5 simple steps:

  • Go here and download Tor for your respective operating system.

    • You can find specific directions for Windows here and for macOS here.

  • Run the downloaded installer and walk through the installation process.

  • Run the application called “Tor Browser” on your machine.

  • Click the button that says “Connect”.

  • Browse to efeip5ekoqi4upkz.onion in the Tor Browser and follow the directions to submit documents.

Documents submitted to the TTF are encrypted in transit and at rest on our servers. No identifying information about the source, their computer, IP address, or browser is logged. You can communicate with us via SecureDrop if you remember the code name given to you upon upload.