Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typo leads to anti-Trump prank

Posted December 06, 2018

"Basically, not to prevent a Target [breach], but how to prevent a Target CEO being fired".

It meant Giuliani was unintentionally linking to the anti-Trump message. Giuliani's response to the prank, however, showed a profound misunderstanding of basic internet functionality. But he tried to post a tweet with.rudygiuliani, for instance, it wouldn't create a link. Giuliani is making a weird unfounded claim that Mueller is specifically timing his indictments to times when the President is about to leave town for worldwide gatherings. "Many complaints", Trump tweeted.

The odd circumstance started when Giuliani tweeted criticism of the timing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that neglected to include a necessary space after a period that followed "G-20". The next sentence begins "In".

The result was a simple website that declares "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country" and includes a link to information related to the Mueller investigation.

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Because Giuliani doesn't understand how computers work, he then got angry that the link he himself typed was in his tweet, assumed it was Twitter itself allowing someone to "invade him" with liberal content - and went ballistic.

"In a tweet Friday, the former Big Apple mayor failed to add a space between a period and the word "in" - creating the term ".In", which is used to denote websites operated in India.

Rudy Giuliani became the latest conservative to lash out at Twitter, accusing it of allowing someone to "invade my text" after he fell victim to a prank unrelated to the social media company.

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.

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Once he even told reporters he had toured a rural New Hampshire hospital where a woman rumoured to be his mistress worked to learn about its cybersecurity program.

"I kind of chuckled a little bit that he created this accidental link", Velazquez, 37, told The Washington Post in a phone interview Tuesday. 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".

And while it may be fun to mock such utter incompetence put on display for the world, this really does highlight a serious problem.

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. Right now, in 2018, Guiliani believes he is being maliciously cyberattacked on Twitter because he doesn't know how links work.

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