Special kind of cyber war in USA politics

Palinurus

The Living Force
Today I found a news item (displayed below) which states that it's a common practice in the USA to 'steal' each others' domain names and use them for other purposes.

This is the item (in Dutch):
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OPMERKELIJK
Koekje van eigen deeg voor Trump

President Trump heeft een koekje van
eigen deeg gekregen. De Democratische
presidentskandidaat Tom Steyer heeft de
domeinnaam gekocht van 'Keep America
Great', de verkiezingsslogan van Trump.

Wie keepamericagreat.com bezoekt
ziet in koeienletters staan:'TRUMP IS
A FRAUD & A FAILURE' (Get Your Bumper
Sticker). Trump heeft zelf domeinnamen
van diverse politieke tegenstanders
opgekocht, maar hij vergat zijn eigen
site te beschermen.

In oktober kocht Trump de slogan 'Todos
Con Biden' op, de slogan van zijn rivaal
Joe Biden. Op die site staat nu "Oeps,
Joe is de latino's vergeten".
Translation:
DeepL Translator said:
NOS Teletext 409
REMARKABLE
Trump hoisted on his own petard

President Trump got a cookie from
his own dough. The Democratic
presidential candidate Tom Steyer has
purchased the domain name 'Keep America
Great', Trump's election slogan.

Anyone who visits keepamericagreat.com
sees now in giant letters, "TRUMP IS A FRAUD
& A FAILURE (Get Your Bumper Sticker)."
Trump himself has bought up domain names of
various political opponents, but he forgot to protect
his own site.

In October Trump bought up the slogan 'Todos
Con Biden', the slogan of his rival Joe Biden. On
that site it says "Oops, Joe forgot the Latinos".

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Links:
Keep America Great
Joe se olvidó de los latinos
 

Palinurus

The Living Force
SOTT now carries additional coverage of the above:

Media outlets reported that Tom Steyer's campaign trolled Trump's campaign - but they buried a major detail -- Sott.net

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Politico and The Hill both reported the news, but downplayed the website's history. Politico only reported that the website was created in 2015. It did not mention that archived versions of the website show it has been run by anti-Trump activists.

The Hill added in a comment from the Trump campaign noting that the website has been an anti-Trump domain for years and that the campaign did not "forget" to purchase it. The outlet didn't back up the comment from Trump's campaign with archived website links, which indicate that anti-Trump activists ran the website for years.

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