Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter when his typo becomes an anti-Trump message

06 December, 2018, 04:16 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Rudy Giuliani accidentally roasted president Trump with the perfect typo

A very flawless example of this is Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of NY and now an attorney for Donald Trump.

"Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message", he wrote.

G-20.In is a real domain name, but it hadn't been used before Giuliani tweeted it. Twitter automatically converts such valid links into blue, clickable text.

A Twitter spokesman told the New York Times that "the accusation we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false", adding that the social media site can not edit tweets.

Upon learning about the prank, Giuliani-who is also Trump's cybersecurity advisor-lashed out at Twitter for his own error.

This is a reminder that Giuliani isn't just Donald Trump's lawyer, he was brought on as his cybersecurity adviser. In this case, .in is the country code top-level domain for India, so Twitter interpreted "G-20.In" as a URL, linking it to http://g-20.in/.

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Most twitterians lauded the person who bought the domain and captioned it.

It meant Giuliani was unintentionally linking to the anti-Trump message. "Don't tell me they are not committed card-carrying anti-Trumpers", he said, finishing his tweet with an all-caps plea for "fairness please".

Still, that doesn't directly answer Giuliani's claim that he couldn't recreate the issue a second time.

In his tweet, the president's attorney railed against Mueller for the timing of the special counsel's legal moves, two of which were issued while Trump was traveling overseas. He tells CNET the whole process took him 15 minutes, and "I did it, mostly, because I could".

A number of people have suggested that Giuliani can simply delete the tweet with the offending link, but Velazquez said he doesn't think that will happen.

A Twitter spokesman says the company can't edit users' tweets and "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false". "Either I affect what his message is, or I affect what his message is".

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