Giuliani Gets Mad At Twitter, Doesn't Seem To Understand How It Works

This is precisely what happened when Rudy Giuliani tweeted a typo that created a link during a recent rant about how Robert Mueller's investigation is "out of control".

As is wont to happen on the Internet, some internet savvy person saw the creation of this link and a golden opportunity to troll Giuliani and the Trump administration.

The G-20.In website set up by Jason Velazquez to take advantage of Rudy Giuliani's typo.

The social media platform automatically added a hyperlink over the text.

Giuliani referenced Trump's trip to the G-20 summit in Argentina last week, which followed former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleading guilty; and Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in July, which came days after 12 Russian military officials were indicted for hacking Democratic Party operatives' computers.

Giuliani suggested without evidence that Twitter may have been involved in linking his tweet to the apparent anti-Trump website. 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.

Pay attention to just after the 14-second mark and you can actually hear the petulant toddler say "get me out of here". When publishing his tweet, Giuliani did not notice that Twitter had turned it blue, indicating it was clickable.

At most, Velazquez thought his stunt would get a "few hundred retweets" and then be absorbed into the Twittersphere, but by early Wednesday morning, Giuliani's tweet containing the link had about 45,000 likes and almost 17,000 retweets. "Many complaints", Trump tweeted. The people at Twitter might well be "committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers" for all we know, but they're certainly not acting that out by hypnotising a former mayor into mistyping word combinations so that people can buy up the domain name and make him look like an ass.

Be on the lookout for more updates to the website Giuliani never meant to invent.


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