From The Fake News Department With A Domain Name Angle

From the fake news department with a domain name angle

Story claimed Trump sent a cease & desist letter about a domain name, but the domain wasn’t even registered.

Earlier this week, Observer.com published an article about the poor fate of a teenager who registered the domain name TrumpScratch.com.

The article said that Donald Trump’s team of lawyers sent the girl a cease & desist letter over the domain name, so she had to change the name to KittenFeed.com.

While I’m sure that Observer.com was stoked to get this story, they overlooked a small issue: TrumpScratch.com wasn’t registered when it ran the article on March 21. So the story doesn’t add up.

Imagine the surprise of whoever decided to look that up and found the domain name was actually available as the story went viral. They registered the domain name and forwarded it to porn.

Snopes has a good rundown of this story, which went viral, and how the facts don’t check out. My guess is some firm decided to rickroll the media.



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