Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typo leads to anti-Trump prank

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It was, decidedly, no such thing.

"The same thing-period no space-occurred later and it didn't happen", Giuliani said in his tweet. "Out of control!Supervision please?"

Giuliani appears to have neglected to include an additional space at the end of his sentences, causing his tweet to link to the website "G-20.In", a website with a domain from India. 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.

It was the type of throwaway gag that entertains Twitter users for a few hours before forever fading from memory.

The grade A trolling finally came to Giuliani's attention Tuesday. He characterized it as evidence that Twitter employees were "cardcarrying anti-Trumpers".

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, suggested his Twitter account was invaded after he unintentionally tweeted a link to an anti-Trump website.

"Time Magazine also may fit that description", Giuliani concluded.


One twitterian even posited that it might have been a message from Giuliani to Mueller, simply concealed as an angry rant about his investigation. The company does not have the ability to edit users' tweets, he said.

Because of how Twitter works, hyperlinks are automatically created when valid domains are written out in tweets.

It's not uncommon for political figures to display a lack of understanding regarding the machinery of the internet.

Dot in is a domain extension, no different than dot com, dot gov, or dot edu. Both tweets are (at least at the time of this posting) still up.

Giuliani's original tweet has now gained nearly 50,000 likes and 17,000 retweets - but the wealthy lawyer was not impressed, lashing out at the social network.

He was at another improv show Tuesday when he saw Giuliani's follow-up. For example, writing out Twitter.com in a tweet would create a link to Twitter's homepage.

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