Giuliani's Twitter typo used to abuse President Trump

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Automatic hyperlink generation, coupled with the ingenuity of netizens, played a dirty trick on the United States president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who went on a rant against Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Twitter.

Instead, he said that "Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message".

Within that tweet, Giuliani appears to make a few typos - specifically forgetting to put a space after the period of a couple of sentences.

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".

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

President Donald Trump took aim at Twitter himself in July when he complained about alleged "shadow banning" by the platform of Republicans.

"Because ".in" is the internet domain extension for sites in India, Twitter interpreted it as a website, and created a link. Politics watchers will know that he's been acting as the President's lawyer, in which (as far as I can tell) his main job is to go on TV news programs and reveal stuff no lawyer should reveal.

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.

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And based on some of the other tweets he's posted recently ...

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

For their part, a spokesperson for Twitter categorically denied Giuliani's inference, stating "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false".

Several people noted the former mayor of New York City was, a one time, a top cybersecurity advisor to Trump. He tells CNET the whole process took him 15 minutes, and "I did it, mostly, because I could".

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