Twitter goof snares Trump lawyer/cyber advisor Giuliani

Twitter goof snares Trump lawyer/cyber advisor Giuliani

As of December 5, the tweet and the link are both still live.

Last week, Giuliani took to his Twitter account to decry special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

But if you look closely, you'll see he's inadvertently enabled a hyperlink in "G-20.In", which takes you to a site calling Donald J Trump a "traitor to our country".

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).

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Rudy Giuliani, who also serves as a cybersecurity advisor to Trump, inadvertently created a URL in a November 30 tweet when he failed to put a space after "G-20." but before the word "in". The reason "Helsinki.Either" wasn't converted into a link is that.either is not a top-level domain name like.in is.

"I thought, 'I could just buy this and put whatever I want on it, '" Velazquez told NBC.

Rudy Giuliani wrote Tuesday that Twitter had "allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message".

It all started around 6 p.m. Friday, when Velazquez came across the random hyperlink in Giuliani's tweet.

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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".

"Time Magazine also may fit that description", Giuliani concluded.

It's one thing to question Twitter's practice of banning users for breaking their terms of service, like many on the right have done, but it's an entirely different matter to claim that Twitter is anti-Trump because your own carelessness caused you to literally type in a URL, which Twitter rightfully turned into a link. It's similar to.co.uk in the United Kingdom or.us in the United States. Some prankster then chose to register the domain name and throw up a message calling Trump a "traitor". "Twitter automatically creates a URL if the word that follows is a top-level domain, which in this case was ".in" which is the top-level domain for India. In 2017, he said that he would serve as Trump's cybersecurity czar.

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