Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York City former mayor Rudy Giuliani waves an American flag while sitting on the Jets bench before a game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium.

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Rudy Giuliani's Twitter typo leads to anti-Trump prank

December 05, 2018 - 2:19 pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- A typographical error in a tweet written by one of President Donald Trump's lawyers has linked to an anti-Trump prank.

Rudy Giuliani wrote Tuesday that the social network had ``allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message.'' But Giuliani had inadvertently created a hyperlink when he failed to put a space after a period in a Nov. 30 tweet.

Web firm designer Jason Velazquez tells The New York Times he saw the link, paid $5 to buy the domain and created a page in about 15 minutes. Those who clicked on the link saw: ``Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.''

A Twitter spokesman says the company can't edit users' tweets and ``the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false.''