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

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

CNET rounds up some of the tweeted replies to Giuliani in that vein (read them here), like this one: "Did you try unplugging it then plugging it back in?"

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

Rudy Giuliani, who briefly advised Donald Trump on cybersecurity before taking a role as his personal attorney, doesn't understand how domain names work.

"Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message", Giuliani tweeted, adding that the "same thing-period no space-occurred later and it didn't happen".

Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for https://t.co/8ZNrQ6X29a July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later. But unlike Giuliani's other tweets, one pesky missing space between two sentences turned previously normal text into a bright blue hyperlink. He said that he tested a period not followed by a space after he sent the original tweet out and no link was created.

The makeshift website quickly went viral, with almost 50,000 Twitter users "liking" Giuliani's tweet and posting anti-Trump messages in the replies.




Also, Giuliani spent 16 years as a security consultant and was originally brought on to the Trump team as a cybersecurity adviser.

"I thought, 'I could just buy this and put whatever I want on it, '" Velazquez told NBC. But Giuliani preserved it in amber by following up Tuesday with the baseless accusation against Twitter, which has often been the subject of bias complaints from Republicans. A spokesperson told Fortune that the company's "service worked as designed".

Rather, Giuliani accidentally activated an automated Twitter feature that applies to everyone's tweets, whether they're liberal or conservative.

"The accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false". At the time of this writing, Giuliani's tweet had 17,248 retweets and 46,827 likes.

If someone tweets out a valid URL, Twitter automatically converts it into a hyperlink. But he tried to post a tweet with.rudygiuliani, for instance, it wouldn't create a link.

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