8Chan is an image-based message board that is known for its users’ racist, sexist posts. It’s where that picture of Hillary Clinton with the six-pointed star came from, to give you an idea of what gets posted over there. The content is so often vile that Google doesn’t even link to 8Chan itself in the results if a person searches for it.
Today, Vice reported that an analytics firm called Similar Web shows that 8Chan is one of the top 10 referrers to Donald Trump‘s campaign site. Since Trump’s campaign reposted that six-pointed star meme, this sort of makes sense.
Still, because Trump has been tasked for months with disavowing the white nationalism his campaign seems to attract, this isn’t ideal for him. It just doesn’t look good.
Here’s how Vice put it:
The SimilarWeb traffic data shows that from February through July, 8chan was the ninth-largest source of referral traffic for Trump’s website, clocking in at about 2.3 percent of all such traffic. This puts it just below Breitbart.com (whose CEO is now Trump’s campaign chief) and a few places above the Washington Post and New York Times.
No, it just doesn’t look good at all.
The amount of referrals Trump’s site is getting from the forum is increasing, too. The referrals increased by about 580% from June through July.
It continues to not look good.
[image via Gage Skidmore]
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