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Giuliani Rages At Twitter

PostPosted: December 5th, 2018, 9:34 am
by toucana
Rudy Giuliani has accused Twitter of allowing someone to “invade” one of his tweets to spread an anti-Trump message, after the veteran Republican sent a message with a typo.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/05/rudy-giuliani-helps-create-anti-trump-protest-website-with-twitter-typo?CMP=twt_gu&__twitter_impression=true

On 30 November, Giuliani sent a tweet criticising Robert Mueller for issuing an indictment just as Donald Trump was heading to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Unfortunately he forgot to hit space after typing a full stop which created a malformed sentence that now included a text string which read:

G-20.In

The termination .IN happens to be the web TLD for India, so Twitter dutifully converted the string into a clickable web URL highlighted in blue within the Tweet.

http://www.G-20.In

An Arizona based web developer called Jason Velazquez spotted the slip and promptly registered the web URL and posted a message with a link expanding on what he thought Mr Giuliani might have been trying to say.

Click the link to see why Giuliani was so annoyed.

Re: Giuliani Rages At Twitter

PostPosted: December 5th, 2018, 2:05 pm
by TheVat
That's funny. Like most partisans, Rudy would have thought it was clever if a Trumpista had done it to a an opposition tweeter.

Like Trump, it's clear he doesn't proofread his posts before hitting send. Maybe needed more covfefe.