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Rudy Giuliani has no idea how the internet works

Rudy Giuliani has no idea how the internet works

"Basically, not to prevent a Target [breach], but how to prevent a Target CEO being fired". Giuliani's response to the prank, however, showed a profound misunderstanding of basic internet functionality.

There's a lot going on here, so if you haven't been following all of this, it may take a bit to unpack.

The website involved appears to have been set up by a marketing director based in Atlanta, Georgia, who acted within hours of the tweet being posted. Giuliani is making a weird unfounded claim that Mueller is specifically timing his indictments to times when the President is about to leave town for worldwide gatherings.

In his tweet, the president's attorney railed against Mueller for the timing of the special counsel's legal moves, two of which were issued while Trump was traveling overseas. Because Giuliani accidentally missed a space in his tweet, Twitter mistook "" for a domain name - and presumably at that point, some enterprising internet prankster bought that domain name and put in an anti-Trump message, just to annoy him.

It is not the first time that conservatives have accused Twitter of acting against them. The next sentence begins "In". A lot of people know that too. He accused Twitter of purposely planting the link, on the grounds that he made a similar typo in the same tweet when he wrote, "Helsinki.Either" but that instance did not create a link.

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The journalist, who had lived for a time in the USA and wrote for The Washington Post , had been critical of the Saudi regime. Khashoggi, to the highest level possible", Graham told reporters after he came out of the meeting with Haspel.

The Twitter storm began when the former NY mayor made a typo in a tweet criticising the Russian Federation investigation, omitting a space and accidentally creating a hyperlink.

Twitter turns text into a hyperlink only if it recognises the letters after a full stop as representing an established top-level domain (TLD) name.

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.

A spokesperson told Fortune that the company's "service worked as designed".