Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter for his spectacular typo fail

Cybersecurity adviser Rudy Giuliani doesnt understand the internet Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump
| 07 December, 2018, 00:49

This is at least the second time in the past week Giuliani has really fucked up tweeting.

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

Said website was promptly registered later that day, according to domain registration records, and set to say nothing but the words "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country".

Giuliani noticed by Tuesday night, at which point he tweeted a gripe with Twitter itself: "Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message".

While it appeared Giuliani was unaware for several days that one of his tweets was being used to insult the president, that changed Tuesday.

In three instances, Giuliani failed to insert a space between two sentences.

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How was the link created?

Rudy Giuliani's original tweet with the typo and the link to the anti-Trump website has been shared over 16,000 times since it was published. "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".

Instead of seeing the obvious answer, Giuliani is convinced that he is the latest target for a supposed anti-conservative bias on social media. For Rudy Giuliani, the big issue is that there were zero.

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.

"Any suggestion that we artificially injected something into the user's account is false", the spokesperson said. A period directly followed by "In" refers to domains that live on India's top-level domain.

This was interpreted by Twitter as a hyperlink because it automatically recognises the letters after a full stop as representing an established top-level domain (TLD) name. Giuliani said Mueller had done similar in July as Trump left for a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and that the actions could have been easily taken earlier or later.


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