Giuliani noticed by Tuesday night, at which point he tweeted a gripe with Twitter itself: "Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message. Out of control!Supervision please?"
Mr Giuliani's tweet - which has been "liked" more than 39,000 times and retweeted more than 14,000 times - is still live, at the time of writing, four days after being created. The G-20 reference inadvertently created a URL, which was promptly purchased and redirected to a site that says: "Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country". But what they may not know is that Giuliani is also an informal advisor to Trump on cybersecurity.
At most, Velazquez thought his stunt would get a "few hundred retweets" and then be absorbed into the Twittersphere, but by early Wednesday morning, Giuliani's tweet containing the link had about 45,000 likes and almost 17,000 retweets.
The odd circumstance started when Giuliani tweeted criticism of the timing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that neglected to include a necessary space after a period that followed "G-20".
Trump himself tweets constantly about the "Witch Hunt", and Giuliani plays ball with tweets of his own.
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Carrying out the prank only took 15 minutes, said Velazquez, who bought the domain for an entire year.
Possibly trying to get the most out of his 280 characters or maybe just unfamiliar with phone keyboards, he emitted the spaces between the periods and the first letter of the following sentence.
Even Mexico's former president Vicente Fox was amused, tweeting that "whoever is behind the g-20.in, is a. genius!" "'I'm not telling them to lie, I'm simply telling them to tell the truth'".
For their part, a spokesperson for Twitter categorically denied Giuliani's inference, stating "the accusation that we're artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false". Time Magazine also may fit that description.More news: David Attenborough: Civilisation is on the brink of collapse
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