Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Rudy Giuliani, Trump Cybersecurity Advisor, Shows Lack of Internet Literacy

Rudy Giuliani, Trump Cybersecurity Advisor, Shows Lack of Internet Literacy

For the low price of about $6, Giuliani's tweet now links to a simple website that bears the blunt anti-Trump text.

Last week, Giuliani took to his Twitter account to decry special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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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.

In three instances, Giuliani failed to insert a space between two sentences.

"I kind of chuckled a little bit that he created this accidental link", Velazquez, 37, told The Washington Post in a phone interview Tuesday.

"Don't tell me they are not committed cardcarrying [sic] anti-Trumpers", he wrote. Some prankster then chose to register the domain name and throw up a message calling Trump a "traitor". But Giuliani preserved it in amber by following up Tuesday with the baseless accusation against Twitter, which has often been the subject of bias complaints from Republicans.

This tweet just goes further to prove that Mr. Giuliani is illiterate when it comes to social media and the internet in general.

Nor is it the first time that politicians have run into issues related to domain names. Sen. Twitter's service is intelligent enough to know when something is a domain and something is not.

"Any suggestion that we artificially injected something into the user's account is false", the spokesperson said. Thanks to the fact that '.in" is the top-level domain name for India, the construction "G-20.In' formed a nonsensical but entirely web address. Giuliani said Mueller had done similar in July as Trump left for a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and that the actions could have been easily taken earlier or later. If, however, someone were to remove the space after a period and follow that with random letters or words that aren't assigned to a top-level domain, Twitter won't automatically convert that into a link.

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