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

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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.

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“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.

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