Someone Is Trolling Politico by Redirecting Its New Product to a Rival Website

Punchbowl News has denied that it is behind the cybersquatting 


On Monday, Adweek received a tip that a new Politico initiative, Congress Minutes, has been the subject of a mysterious act of cyber sabotage.

The mobile-first news product, which launched Monday, is written by reporter Anthony Adragna and promises to cover the “latest exclusives, twists and analysis from Congress in real time.” 

However, if in the process of searching for Congress Minutes you typed the words “congressminutes.com” into your browser, you would be directed not to the Politico offering, but to the homepage of a rival publisher, Punchbowl News. 

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