“Pete Evans for the Senate” URL redirects to an unexpected webpage – and familiar wildcards are behind it


Pranksters Create Fake Campaign Website for Pete Evans After Celebrity Leader-Turned Conspiracy Theorist Announces Running for Election – and Directs Link to Covid Vaccine Website

  • Controversial TV and anti-Vaxxer chief Pete Evans recently entered politics
  • He has joined the Great Australia Party and will run for the Federal Senate
  • Peteevansforsenate.com url redirected to government vaccination page
  • A group working with Australia’s best-known satirists behind the farce










Anti-vaxxer TV chief Pete Evans has been pranked with a website named after his Senate campaign that hijacks a government website about the importance of vaccination.

Instead, Evans fans looking for his political campaign website were redirected to the federal government’s official immunization programs webpage – insisting that they are “simple, safe and effective.”

Users also receive more information on how to get vaccinated against diseases like Covid-19 when they visit www.peteevansforsenate.com.

Evans has been a vocal skeptic of the coronavirus vaccine and has even called the global Covid-19 crisis a “scam.”

Anti-vaxxer, TV chief and fringe political candidate Pete Evans was pranked with a URL named after his Senate race turning away to a federal government health webpage on the value of the vaccination

Australian satirical outlet The Chaser claimed responsibility for the farce on Friday afternoon

Australian satirical outlet The Chaser claimed responsibility for the farce on Friday afternoon

WHY VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT

Vaccination is a simple, safe and effective way to protect people from harmful diseases before they come in contact with them.

Vaccination not only protects individuals, but also other members of the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.

Research and testing are an essential part of developing safe and effective vaccines.

In Australia, vaccines must pass strict safety tests before the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) registers them for use. Vaccine approval can take up to 10 years.

Before the vaccines were made available to the public, large clinical trials were testing them on thousands of people.

High-quality studies over many years have compared the health of large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Medical information from nearly 1.5 million children worldwide has confirmed that vaccination does not cause autism.

People first worried about autism and vaccination after the medical journal The Lancet published an article in 1998. This article claimed that there was a link between the measles vaccine, mumps, rubella (MMR) and autism. Since then, scientists have completely discredited this article. The Lancet withdrew it in 2010 and issued an apology. The UK’s General Medical Council struck the author off the medical register for malpractice and dishonesty.

Source: Australian Department of Health

Satirical outlet The Chaser claimed responsibility for the farce, saying, “I thought we would help Pete by setting up a campaign site in his name.”

Evans was unexpectedly announced at 1 a.m. on February 12 as a Senate candidate for the Great Australia Party (GAP) in the upcoming federal election.

At the time, GAP leader Rod Culleton said: “Pete Evans has maintained his principles and inspired others in the face of rare adversity.”

Evans was removed from Instagram, his latest mainstream social media platform, shortly after the announcement, with the platform owner Facebook also issuing a statement.

Pete Evans pictured with his wife Nicola Robinson.  He unexpectedly announced at 1 a.m. on February 12 as a Senate candidate for the Great Australia Party (GAP) in the upcoming federal election.

Pete Evans pictured with his wife Nicola Robinson. He unexpectedly announced at 1 a.m. on February 12 as a Senate candidate for the Great Australia Party (GAP) in the upcoming federal election.

“We deleted Pete Evans’ account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” he said.

“We do not allow anyone to share false information about COVID-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm or about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts.”

Evans launched on Facebook himself in December, and his podcast was deleted from Spotify as well. He had a million followers on Facebook.

It was also ditched by 15 sponsors and companies in two days after posting a neo-Nazi meme on social media.

Pete Evans attends Hyde Park anti-vaccination rally in Sydney in February 2021

Pete Evans attends Hyde Park anti-vaccination rally in Sydney in February 2021

Pete Evans addresses other vaccine protesters last week in Sydney.  He was kicked from Facebook in December when he had one million followers

Pete Evans addresses other vaccine protesters last week in Sydney. He was kicked from Facebook in December when he had one million followers

His publisher Pan McMillan terminated his deal with him and he was fired from I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! by Channel Dix.

Evans began to gain negative attention in 2015 and has since been criticized for spreading disinformation and promoting baseless conspiracy theories on a range of topics, including diet, vaccinations, the coronavirus and even backed a savage QAnon-like claim that Australia is ruled by pedophiles.

He is also an avid fan of disgraced former United States President Donald Trump and has been pictured proudly wearing a Make America Great Again cap.

He continued to blame the media for his spectacular career implosion and focused on promoting his views through the Great Australia Party platforms.


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