It looks like Pauline Hanson has been caught with her pants down after some rather cheeky individuals took it upon themselves to redirect the Senator’s website to the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA). How? Because Hanson’s team reportedly forgot to renew her subscription.
Today we learnt that someone has purchased the domain https://t.co/E3snA8JKIH and redirected it to our site. We had no knowledge of, or involvement with, this, however, we welcome the off chance that Senator Hanson has changed her mind on refugee policy! ???
— Refugee Council of Australia (@OzRefugeeCounc) January 14, 2021
As of the time of writing, when you type in www.paulinehanson.com.au into your browser you’ll get nothing. That’s because whoever is in charge of the Pauline Hanson website hasn’t renewed the domain name (or URL), leaving it vulnerable to anyone with a bit of coin to purchase it. And wouldn’t you know, a bunch of rapscallions decided it would be a bold move to seize the URL and redirect the website to the refugee advocacy group.
Why the refugee advocacy group? Well according to one Twitter user, “Pauline Hanson is an Australian politician who incited racist policies and hateful rhetoric against minorities and the marginalised. Her former website now redirects to an asylum seeker charity. Be the good you want to see in the world. What a triumph!”
Strangely enough, this isn’t the first time Hanson’s website has been “repurposed” with web archive’s Wayback machine revealing it was being used as a real estate site for a few years (2017 – 2020). The simple reason for this is Pauline’s preference for using the One Nation website instead.
I think you'l find it has gone from one place to another. Go further back on the archive and you'll probably see a Hanson site with that URL.
— Tom Ravlic FIPA FFA (@TRAVLIC) January 15, 2021
Laced with irony and inciting social media commentary, let’s take a look at all the hilarious responses to Pauline Hanson’s website stuff up.
That’s some class work right there. Whoever organised that two things: 1. I salute you and 2. You will go far
— Andrew Inwood (@AndrewInwood) January 14, 2021
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"It's not natural, and I don't like it.
My domain name – just murdered. My website – all gone"
— Pup Fiction (@jjjove) January 14, 2021
— ??????? ??????? (@lajkeating) January 14, 2021