Rudy Giuliani's tweet, with the link to the G-20.In domain. But last night Giuliani made a decision to take the nonsense to extreme levels of nonsense, accusing "cardcarrying anti-Trumpers" at Twitter of allowing "someone to invade" his tweet to insert that link. "Out of control!Supervision please?"
"Time Magazine also may fit that description", Giuliani concluded. "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.
Rudy Giuliani wrote Tuesday that Twitter had "allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message". He failed to put a space between "collusion" and "So" in this tweet, so Lawfare bought "collusion.so" and redirected the link to its own site under the topic "The Russian Connection". Don't tell me they are not committed cardcarrying anti-Trumpers.
Now, below the anti-Trump text in slightly smaller font, is a headline about Mueller and Flynn that links to a relevant Reddit thread.
After the story broke, instead of deleting the tweet to take responsibility for his error, Giuliani instead chose to use the incident as fuel for those on the right to continue the narrative that Twitter is anti-Trump and anti-conservative.
Rather, Giuliani accidentally activated an automated Twitter feature that applies to everyone's tweets, whether they're liberal or conservative.
Twitter categorically denies shadow banning any users and said issues around the disappearance of some users from the auto-suggestions element of its search tool was just a technical problem that is now resolved. In any case, a Twitter spokesperson said that it can't edit user's tweets, and "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false".
In recent weeks, the social media platform banned numerous political operatives, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and far-right provocateur Laura Loomer.
Still, a lot of heads spun around when Giuliani himself was named as Trump's cybersecurity advisor, because, as basically everyone recognized, he does not appear to know anything about cybersecurity.