Rudy Giuliani pushed out a conspiracy theory about Twitter on Tuesday because he apparently doesn’t know how the internet works.
His failure to leave a gap between “G-20.” and “In” meant Twitter interpreted it to be a website (.In is the internet domain extension for sites in India.)
The social media platform automatically added a hyperlink over the text. Someone noticed G-20.In was unregistered, bought it for themselves and posted the message “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.” It meant Giuliani was unintentionally linking to the anti-Trump message. His tweet is still live.
The grade A trolling finally came to Giuliani’s attention Tuesday.
Here’s how the former federal prosecutor and former New York City mayor explained it:
With his tweet, Giuliani appeared to question why a link hadn’t also been placed over the section “Helsinki.Either” ― where he’d further failed to leave a space.
However, there is no domain extension for .Either. Fellow Twitter users inevitably had some fun with his gaffe: