Image: Twitter Shuts Down Link to 'Duck Dynasty' Petition Site

Twitter Shuts Down Link to 'Duck Dynasty' Petition Site

Monday, 23 Dec 2013 10:56 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Twitter users trying to include links to a popular online petition site were disabled from doing so Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Attempts to tweet the URL iStandwithPhil.com  results in a message reading "Oops! A URL in your Tweet appears to link to a page that has spammy or unsafe content."

"This marks at least the third major shutdown of a pro-Phil Robertson social media account since the story broke days ago," The Reporter quoted a Christian advocacy group as saying. The other shutdown victims were not named.

Faith Driven Consumer, which runs the iStandwithPhil.com petition site told The Reporter it was unaware why it was being blocked since a diagnostic page says it "has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days."

A Twitter spokesperson would not comment on the case.

Such Twitter actions typically occur when users report a site and Twitter employees review the site.

Twitter has held itself out as a bastion of free speech. The Arab Spring protests were largely fueled by Twitter. But the company suspended the account of the terrorists who were tweeting body counts and blow-by-blow action during their attack on a Kenyan shopping mall.

The blocked petition site supports "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson, who was put on hiatus from the show last week after saying in a GQ interview that homosexuality is a sin.

Related Stories


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NYC Offers Illegal Immigrants Zoo Trips, Museum Tours

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 16:16 PM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city's famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid . . .

Store Manager Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding Islamic State

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 16:08 PM

A convenience store manager from western New York accused of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State mil . . .

Police Helicopters Sent to Patrol Chicago Neighborhood

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 15:45 PM

In response to an increase in violence, including six shootings in the last week, the Chicago Police Department has step . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved