Trump’s cybersecurity adviser Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter after embarrassing typo

Trump’s cybersecurity adviser Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter after embarrassing typo

Rudy Giuliani, the former Republican presidential nominee who is advising President Trump on cyber security, has mistakenly accused Twitter of linking one of his tweets to "a disgusting anti-President message" after a typo in one of his tweets led to a prank. When used in a tweet, a full stop in between two words is automatically turned into a hyperlink. He added that he used the same “period no-space” later in the tweet - in which he did not put a space between "Helsinki" and "Either" and the same thing did not happen. “Don’t tell me that they are not committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers… FAIRNESS PLEASE”. 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. Out of control!Supervision please? Time Magazine also may fit that description. FAIRNESS PLEASE — Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 5, 2018 Twitter says that its service worked as designed and that when anyone tweets a web address it becomes a link. The ".In" address happens to be a top domain in Indian, unlike .Either, which is not a recognised domain ending. It denies that it would artificially inject anything into a user’s account.

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Former mayor of New York, Rudi Giuliani, is a cyber-security adviser to President Trump Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

Rudy Giuliani, the former Republican presidential nominee who is advising President Trump on cyber security, has mistakenly accused Twitter of linking one of his tweets to “a disgusting anti-President message” after a typo in one of his tweets led to a prank.

Mr Giuliani failed to insert a space in between two sentences in a tweet he posted last week. When used in a tweet, a full stop in between two words is automatically turned into a hyperlink. Shortly after the tweet was published, an enterprising internet user took advantage of the situation to purchase the web domain from the typo: “G-20.In”

The hyperlink in Giuliani’s tweet now links to a site which reads “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country”, with a link to a Reddit post about Michael…

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