Twitter goof snares Trump lawyer and cyber advisor Giuliani


"Certainly, something that [Mr Giuliani] would not want to be linked from his tweet".

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

In Giuliani's original tweet, he seemingly accidentally missed a space and created the hyperlink "G-20.In", which Atlanta-based marketing director Jason Velazquez quickly turned into a site that exclaims, "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country".

In a tweet Tuesday, Giuliani said the social network had "allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message".

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

"The same thing-period no space-occurred later and it didn't happen", Giuliani added, apparently unaware is a top-level domain made available for global use and maintained by the Indian government, or how hyperlinks work in general.

"For those familiar with domain names, ".in" is a TLD (Top Level Domain) extension for the nation of India.

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

Despite all of Giuliani's tinfoil hat protestations, the Trump lawyer is not the victim of a malicious bias from Twitter. "Don't tell me that they are not committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers..."

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.

The spokesperson added that whenever someone tweets a Web address, a clickable link is automatically created. At the time of this writing, Giuliani's tweet had 17,248 retweets and 46,827 likes.

A Twitter spokesman said the company can't edit users' tweets and "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false". Twitter's service is intelligent enough to know when something is a domain and something is not. It's similar in the United Kingdom in the United States.

Twitter denied any involvement and Giuliani's response drew ridicule, particularly in light of the fact he is the President's cybersecurity adviser.

Giuliani has some history with technology.