Rudy Giuliani, Trump Cybersecurity Advisor, Shows Lack of Internet Literacy
It wasn't bad enough that he inadvertently tweeted a link to a site criticizing Trump.
Former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is the latest politician to demonstrate a lack of basic Twitter and Internet understanding.
After mistakenly tweeting a link to a website designed by an obvious Trump critic, Giuliani went back to the social media platform to rage and claim that “someone… invade(d) my text with a disgusting anti-President message.”
“Ignorant as to what had happened,” as TechCrunch put it, Giuliani tried to defend his claim by arguing about an anti-Republican bias he says he has detected on the site in general.
Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message. The same thing-period no space-occurred later and it didn’t happen. Don’t tell me they are not committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers. Time Magazine also may fit that description. FAIRNESS PLEASE
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 5, 2018
“Don’t tell me they are not committed card carrying anti-Trumpers,” added Giuliani — a cybersecurity advisor to Trump — while refusing to believe or acknowledge his own error.
In Giuliani’s original tweet, he seemingly accidentally missed a space and created the hyperlink “G-20.In,” which Atlanta-based marketing director Jason Velazquez quickly turned into a site that exclaims, “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.”
Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for https://t.co/8ZNrQ6X29a July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later. Out of control!Supervision please?
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 30, 2018
“When I realised that the URL was available, my heart began to race a bit. I remember thinking: ‘This guy — Giuliani — has no idea,’” Velazquez told the BBC. “I quickly upload my files, tweeted about what I had done, and left my apartment.”
The tweet was well reported by the media but Giuliani’s return to the topic has only fueled visits to the site, TechCrunch reported.
Both of Giuliani’s tweets remain online and undeleted.
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