Three days ago, people found it interesting that AlternativeFacts.com was redirecting readers to a New York Times story about White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway's reference to "alternative facts" on a Sunday morning news program.
Now, the anonymous owner of AlternativeFacts.com has changed where the URL sends viewers, redirecting them instead to an article about gaslighting on PsychologyToday.com. Gaslighting is the mentally manipulative practice of making someone feel crazy and confused using lies and other misinformation to gain power over them.
Earlier today, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon lambasted The New York Times' and the Washington Post's coverage of President Trump, stating countless times in a single interview that the newspapers and the media in general should be "embarrassed" and "humiliated."
"The media should keep its mouth shut," Bannon told the Times.
So it appears AlternativeFacts.com's owner is implying Bannon and his team are engaged in a sophisticated game of gaslighting.
And, as was the case a few days ago, social media users are having fun with it.
Oh gosh. Thank you to whoever came up with https://t.co/kl1DX7pxDO
— K. Locke (@Bibliogato) January 26, 2017
I meant to say – nicely done Internet. Type in alternative facts . com https://t.co/9uLTSojzbg
— Kanine Records (@kaninerecords) January 26, 2017
While we're talking creative URL acquisition, check out https://t.co/EAIryDu1F2. Yep.
— Tammy Gordon (@tammy) January 26, 2017