Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Rudy Giuliani Doesn't Seem to Know How the Internet Works

Rudy Giuliani Doesn't Seem to Know How the Internet Works

This is precisely what happened when Rudy Giuliani tweeted a typo that created a link during a recent rant about how Robert Mueller's investigation is "out of control". Giuliani accidentally created a URL with a tweet he sent out days ago.

The website involved appears to have been set up by a marketing director based in Atlanta, Georgia, who acted within hours of the tweet being posted.

In January of 2017, Trump named Giuliani as his cybersecurity advisor.

"Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message", Giuliani said on Twitter.


Some context: Giuliani had an outburst November 30 on Twitter, complaining that special counsel Robert Mueller "filed an indictment just as the President left for G-20.In July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later". When publishing his tweet, Giuliani did not notice that Twitter had turned it blue, indicating it was clickable. Resourceful "Trump haters" quickly bought the hyperlink's domain and wrote a single sentence there - "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country", which due to Giuliani's mistake was then shared with his 200,000 subscribers.

President Donald Trump took aim at Twitter himself in July when he complained about alleged "shadow banning" by the platform of Republicans.

This was an easy target on social media. "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".

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