Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter when his typo becomes an anti-Trump message

Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter when his typo becomes an anti-Trump message

After the story broke, instead of deleting the tweet to take responsibility for his error, Giuliani instead made a decision to use the incident as fuel for those on the right to continue the narrative that Twitter is anti-Trump and anti-conservative.

A critic of President Trump has taken advantage of a Twitter typo by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to mount an attack.

Jason Velazquez knew it was an oops, but clicked on the link anyway, saw no one owned it, scooped it up for roughly $6, and used it to display a white sentence on a black background: "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country".

He announced the move on the platform, writing: "Rudy didn't separate g-20 from.in so ya boy bought the domain".

Rudy Giuliani became the latest conservative to lash out at Twitter, accusing it of allowing someone to "invade my text" after he fell victim to a prank unrelated to the social media company. Giuliani also demanded fairness.

Twitter denied Giuliani's allegations. But unlike Giuliani's other tweets, one pesky missing space between two sentences turned previously normal text into a bright blue hyperlink.

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The rest of the internet has been having lots of fun with this, mocking Giuliani, and I'm amazed that the tweet has stayed up for as long as it has.

As to Giuliani's argument that the second "period no space" instance in his original tweet didn't create a similar link, that's because Helsinki.Either, so far, is not a working domain. "Instead he tweeted about it and created a conspiracy theory against Twitter".

Keep that in mind as we travel back to Friday, when Giuliani tweeted some complaints about Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Giuliani has also made several gaffes on Twitter in recent days.

Now, below the anti-Trump text in slightly smaller font, is a headline about Mueller and Flynn that links to a relevant Reddit thread.

A number of people have suggested that Giuliani can simply delete the tweet with the offending link, but Velazquez said he doesn't think that will happen.

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