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

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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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  1. Sandi Geer says:

    God bless the duck boys

  2. I’m astonished that people actually watch this garbage on television.

  3. Julienne says:

    Whoa-whoa-whoa, you’re making way too much sense! Why would any intolerant types want to know the full tact of truth and facts? They can’t bitch and moan, if they know all the facts!

  4. Mistakenly for a spam, right. Like people are idiots who will readily believe their story.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      The only idiots are those who think otherwise, like you. It happens hundreds if times a day. You have email? Look at your spam blocker. There’s no rhyme or reason and some days long time contacts end up in spam.

      There’s no conspiracy. Lord, that drumbeat of the evil media out to get the right is so tiring. It sounds like whiney kids

      • Michael says:

        What do you mean do it our way…that’s how this entire thing got started. A and E said he “didn’t do it their way” he did not “filter” his beliefs the way that would be politically correct, so they suspended him. Tolerance works both ways…

      • Julienne says:

        Only intolerant idiots…don’t do all their homework before they start stomping their feet, like spoiled rotten little brats. It’s called refusing to be open-minded. “Do it our way, or else we’ll take our ball and go home!”

  5. pops07 says:

    Jack Dorsey ordered the site blocked. To believe otherwise is naïve.

    • Julienne says:

      I’m making an intelligent guess here, that if you created a site…or you run a site…you know what you’re doing?

    • Michael Anthony says:

      To believe as you do, is no naive, but ignorant of twitter. This happens 100s if times a day to famous and non famous people or subjects. And if you go back and examine who this has happened to you’ll see a mix of conservative and liberals. Usually more liberals and the left, since they have a sense of irony and humour.

      I just wish one if these Robertson supporters and bible thumpers would tell me where in the bible is the talk if the joys of the vagina?? After all, Phil discusses that as he condemns gays. Since its a family show, I hope all you Robertson fans make sure to tell the story in full to your kids. You wouldn’t censor it, would you? If you did, that would be hypocritical.

      • Michael says:

        Yeah, you’re being an idiot. DD is a kid friendly show, GQ isn’t.

        Why doesn’t anyone focus I the words as a whole, he said he didn’t believe what they do is right, but he would not be disrespectful to them for it. This should be a win for he gays…instead, they are making a big deal as if he’s got his shotgun pointed at them instead of his ducks. Take it for what he said as a whole instead of just getting offended at one sentence.

      • TheKnowerseeker says:

        GQ isn’t for kids; they shouldn’t be reading it to begin with. Also, the Bible talks plenty about hot romance and sexual desire — within straight marriage only — such as in The Book of Proverbs. (That’s why the book is called “the PG-13 book of The Bible”.)

  6. It was all a mistake. Yeah right.

    • Julienne says:

      Intolerant types always shut-down intelligent discussions they can’t win logically.

      • TheKnowerseeker says:

        What’s to discuss? You say (without proof) that it was just a mistake; “James Drake” says (without proof) that it wasn’t. What’s more to discuss, logically?

  7. John Shea says:

    A & E suspended Phil Robertson to signify their disagreement with him, not to silence him. In fact, vastly more people have heard Roberston’s comments than if A & E had done nothing. The best way to censor someone is sometimes to ignore them.

  8. No one is silencing him. Go to his house and talk to him. He’s there. He has many platforms to spread his opinions still.

    Twitter reserves the right to block if they deem the content to be hate based and if it generates a hate based offending atmosphere.

    It’s America and it’s our right to say feel and express…no one is silencing him…

    Businesses are just recognizing that those comments and support of them will offend many people.

    • lababarde says:

      I definitely agree with you. If one is in the public spotlight, one should more consciences of what we say. Words are powerful vehicles.

      • Yea, me too. Words are incredibly powerful. Especially now as they can reach so many people so quickly and be taken out of context.

        I mean…I know It’s a controversial thing when a social network as high profile and influential as Twitter is decides to ban a subject, censor a person or subject that people care about and are passionate about.

        But to prevent the possible spread of negativity and hurtful comments, it’s their right and the figure making the comments has to take that into consideration before he/she speaks.

    • You see it your way. I see it mine. There is no right or wrong.

      I feel these comments have the power to offend people. And because of that, and of their sentiment…people with extreme views against homosexuals and African Americans or anyone that isn’t white may jump on these comments and spread their own agendas.

      That is why I wrote “Hate”

      The comments have the potential, as he is a public figure and what he says will be broadcast across the planet, his comments have the potential to incite deep offense and negativity.

      It’s not the comments as much as the sentiment.
      And when you’re a public figure you have to be aware of the power of your words.

      I’m all for free speech. I understand what he meant, I don’t think all of his comments were bad or intended to be bad…

      I’m just defending twitters actions as they don’t want their community to be exposed to the type of hate these types if comments being out in people.

      Just my opinion. Like he has his. I have mine.

      The homosexual comment:
      “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus.”

      The African American Comment:
      “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field …. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word! … Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

  9. big daddy D says:

    Let the stupidity continue…*yawn*

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