Giuliani Misses a Space on Twitter and Things Spiral

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Rudy Giuliani, who most people know as the former mayor of New York City mayor and a failed presidential candidate, is also President Trump's attorney in the Russian Federation investigation.

Dot in is a domain extension, no different than dot com, dot gov, or dot edu.

"Giuliani inadvertently added a live ".in" link to a tweet complaining about Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign as the president traveled to the G-20 summit. Velazquez told NBC that he doesn't know anyone at Twitter and didn't coordinate with them to insert the link into Giuliani's tweet. "Out of control! Supervision please?" declared the former mayor of New York's tweet. "On the first occasion, what resulted was "G-20.In", which looked to Twitter like a hyperlink, as ".in" is the Internet country code for India, reports the Washington Post-so it was automatically made into a clickable link.

Mr Giuliani left out a space between a full stop and the following word within a tweet, which caused the text to become a link.

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

Many Twitter users couldn't resist noting that Giuliani, who spent 16 years as a security consultant, was originally brought into the Trump administration as a cybersecurity adviser.

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

A Twitter spokesman told the New York Times that "the accusation we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false", adding that the social media site can not edit tweets.

A Twitter spokesman said "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false".

Predictably, social media had a field day.

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.