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

Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani, who is one of President Donald Trump's lawyers battling the Mueller investigation, accidentally tweeted the random hyperlink "G-20.in" by not putting a space after a period.

Giuliani responded on Tuesday - four days later - by tweeting a confused attack on Twitter management claiming the platform was responsible for allowing hackers to "invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message" (emphasis added).

Jason Velazquez knew it was an oops, but clicked on the link anyway, saw no one owned it, scooped it up for roughly $6, and used it to display a white sentence on a black background: "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country".

Twitter turns text into a hyperlink only if it recognises the letters after a full stop as representing an established top-level domain (TLD) name. For Rudy Giuliani, the big issue is that there were zero.

Velazquez told the Post that Giuliani's accusatory follow-up tweet "speaks to the impulsive nature of the administration where they're not thoughtful in anything they put out there, especially on Twitter".

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Still, a lot of heads spun around when Giuliani himself was named as Trump's cybersecurity advisor, because, as basically everyone recognized, he does not appear to know anything about cybersecurity. In any case, a Twitter spokesperson said that it can't edit user's tweets, and "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false". The first tweet references Mueller's recent filings against Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign boss, for lying (again) to the Special Counsel's Office.

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.

After discovering the gaffe, Giuliani tweeted on Tuesday that he didn't mistype the tweet.

Because of how Twitter works, hyperlinks are automatically created when valid domains are written out in tweets.

In this case, the former NY mayor was unlucky to have begun his follow-up sentence with the word "in" - which is used to denote domains operated under the authority of India. He tells CNET the whole process took him 15 minutes, and "I did it, mostly, because I could".

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