If Rudy Giuliani can be a cybersecurity adviser then YOU can be ANYTHING
— Pascalle Lepas (@lepas) December 5, 2018
Hey “cyber czar,” here’s how it worked.
1. YOU accidentally tweeted a URL that didn’t exist.
2. Someone bought that URL and sent it to a web page.
3. YOU left the tweet up.
Twitter had nothing to do with it. There was no invasion.
Here’s some recommended reading for ya: pic.twitter.com/0dtkt7IL4U
— Mike Flacy (@mikeflacy) December 5, 2018
Nosferatu needs to lay off the sauce.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) December 5, 2018
this season of mr robot sucks https://t.co/vurFqsSGKy
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 5, 2018
In which the president’s lawyer blames Twitter for his typo, accuses them of bias. https://t.co/iMscM3D7Zv
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) December 5, 2018
Giuliani is turning a typo into a full on conspiracy theory tonight. https://t.co/SZmTMD7guW
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 5, 2018
Here’s Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, calling his tweet a ‘text’ and claiming Twitter retroactively changed his tweet after he posted it. Trump is totally screwed.https://t.co/2ZEw1zuoiy
— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) December 5, 2018
Noted Tech Genius Rudy Giuliani Refuses to Learn Important Lesson About the Space Bar https://t.co/Gk5va8hOF9
— ˡᵛˡ ⁴⁵ CHAOS POTUS (@thetomzone) December 5, 2018
No one “invaded your text” you buffoon. You fat-fingered your incoherent rambling and inadvertently typed a valid URL. Someone bought that URL & exercised their free speech in that location. You can fix it by deleting your tweet. Or keep whining like a baby. Whatever.
— David Nett (@davidnett) December 5, 2018
Rudy Giuliani’s AOL e-mail password is absolutely “abc123” pic.twitter.com/ka3pFk5A7b
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) December 5, 2018
While Rudy is alleging, against all evidence, that a left-wing Twitter conspiracy is to blame for his cyber faux-pas, the actual joker has already been identified as Jason Velazquez, a designer and comedian from Atlanta, who simply saw an opportunity to make a sharp joke out of Rudy’s typo.
To Giuliani’s credit he has left the embarrassing tweets up despite being roundly mocked. Of course he probably has no idea how to delete them.
Sometimes ‘user error’ is just an old idiot misusing the remote control clicker.
— John Ales (@IAmJohnAles) December 5, 2018
Photo: Gage Skidmore