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Twitter Removes Spam Block on ‘Duck Dynasty’ Petition Site IStandWithPhil.com

Microblogging site says third-party spam tracking service 'mistakenly' flagged Christian group's website

Twitter is no longer blocking tweets with links to a Christian org’s website rallying support for Phil Robertson, the “Duck Dynasty” star who was suspended for anti-gay comments.

On Monday, the social site was preventing users from posting tweets that included IStandWithPhil.com, an online petition launched by a group called Faith Driven Consumer demanding that A&E reinstate Robertson.

Twitter removed the block late in the day, saying IStandWithPhil.com had been “mistakenly” identified as spam.

SEE ALSO: Dear ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fans: You Do Know It’s All Fake, Right?

“The URL IStandWithPhil.com was mistakenly flagged as spam tonight, by an outside organization that tracks spam sources. We have restored access and apologize for the error,” Twitter said in a statement to news site Marketing Land.

SEE ALSO: ‘Duck Dynasty’: Phil Robertson Suspended Indefinitely Following Anti-Gay Remarks

According to Faith Driven Consumer, the Robertson petition now has more than 200,000 online signatures.

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