Twitter goof snares Trump lawyer/cyber adviser Giuliani

Posted December 07, 2018

He was referring to a November 30 tweet in which Giuliani - by failing to put a space after a period, and starting the next sentence with the word "In" - had inadvertently created a hyperlink.

It was a pretty awkward look for the man who serves as the White House's cybersecurity adviser, and was quickly picked up on social media. He said that he tested a period not followed by a space after he sent the original tweet out and no link was created. The Atlanta-based digital marketing director said he "knew immediately that it was just a typo", but that didn't stop him from clicking on the link.

Giuliani tweeted last week about the "out of control" Russian Federation collusion investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

But the former Mayor of New York City is catching some flak for complaining about how Twitter "allowed someone to invade (his) text with a disgusting anti-President message", revealing to anyone with a basic understanding of how Twitter works, that Mr. Giuliani is...not someone with a basic understanding of how Twitter works.

When people clicked on that link, they found a splash page that read (and continues to read), "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country".

Rudy Giuliani's tweet accusing Twitter of allowing someone to "invade" his tweets.

What makes this even funnier is the fact Trump first brought on Giuliani to be his "cyber advisor" so his lack of knowledge of how Twitter works is comical. It meant Giuliani was unintentionally linking to the anti-Trump message.

The tweet was well reported by the media but Giuliani's return to the topic has only fueled visits to the site, TechCrunch reported. In any case, a Twitter spokesperson said that it can't edit user's tweets, and "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false".

That only drew more barbs to Giuliani, who by midyesterday had failed to delete or fix the problem tweet. "Either I affect what his message is, or I affect what his message is".

Velazquez told The Post that Giuliani's follow-up tweet "speaks to the impulsive nature of the administration where they're not thoughtful in anything they put out there, especially on Twitter".