Social media users have been sharing screenshots of an alleged tweet from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter account. This tweet has been fabricated.
The tweet reads: “Stay tuned for big news tomorrow. @SidneyPowell1 and I have substantial evidence of fraud and I can confirm that we have Dominion in our hands and are analyzing the logs. It will expose fraud to such extent it will be irrefutable that @realDonaldTrump won in a landslide.”
A closer look at the screenshot reveals that the Twitter account is “@RudyGiulianI”, which has since been suspended by Twitter ( twitter.com/RudyGiulianl ). Giuliani’s real Twitter account is “@RudyGiuliani” ( twitter.com/RudyGiuliani ).
The tweet was not from Giuliani’s official account but another account with a similar sounding name. The tweet does not exist on Giuliani’s Twitter page twitter.com/RudyGiuliani . Reuters also could not find it in ProPublica’s “Politwoops” archive, which tracks deleted tweets by public officials here .
On Nov. 14, the New York Times reported Giuliani’s comments about voter fraud were adding “fuel to discredited theories”, here . They pointed to some of Giuliani’s previous tweets including one here seemingly supporting a theory that George Soros is behind Smartmatic, a company that manufactures voting machines used in some states. Another tweet questions choosing Dominion to count votes here .
Dominion Voting Systems, a company that supplies election technology, was used in some U.S. states and counties during this election ( www.dominionvoting.com/about/ , here ).
False. The tweet comes from an account with a similar username, and not Rudy Giuliani’s official account.
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