Clinton vs. Trump : The Art of (Website) War

Do you know how far the U.S. Presidential Election debate has gone? Would you believe that there are websites that compare both candidates to liars, dictators or half-­gods?

CybelAngel and Farsight Security studied the dedicated websites created especially for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, both positive and negative, to show the role that DNS plays in every online transaction — including supporting or opposing today’s candidates — as well as illustrate that the debate knows no limit on the Internet.

Some key takeaways

  • Over 3,700 websites, either pro- or anti-Clinton, were created since beginning of 2015.
  • Over 7,300 websites, either pro- or anti-Trump, were created since beginning of 2015.
  • Over the last two years, the growth of anti-Clinton websites prevailed over the growth of pro-Clinton sites.
  • Users created 76% more anti-Trump websites than anti-Clinton ones between 2015 and 2016.

Websites examples

Anti-candidate Pro-candidate
wewarnedyoutrumpwouldlose.com
lyingcrookeddonaldtrump.com
votedonaldtrump.com
donaldtrumpisthebest.com
worldclassliarhillaryclinton.net
watchhillarylose.com
hillaryinthewhitehouse.org
minoritiesforclinton.org

Methodology

The study uses Farsight Security’s data and CybelAngel algorithms to collect and analyze the opinion of thousands of websites created as far back as February 2013.

The Domain Name System (DNS) was at the heart of the study, with the analysis of more than 20,000 websites dealing with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The results clearly highlight that, as the American presidential election looms closer, more and more websites are created, either in support of or against each candidate.

Going further than online newspapers, comments on blog posts and social media, the political debate finds a key outcome in websites to feed public opinion.

Download our latest study “Trump vs. Clinton : Pick a side, pick a site”

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