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Phil Robertson controversy: Twitter apologizes for blocking IStandWithPhil.com

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Twitter apologized for mistakenly blocking IStandWithPhil.com and restored pro-Phil Robertson users’ ability to link to the website.

Phil Robertson’s supporters had accused Twitter of censoring the site, which hosts a petition for reinstating him in Duck Dynasty show that has received 200,000 signatures.

Those who tried to link to IStandWithPhil.com on Monday received a message saying: “Oops! A URL in your Tweet appears to link to a page that has spammy or unsafe content.”

Twitter later lifted the block.

Twitter apologized for mistakenly blocking IStandWithPhil.com and restored pro-Phil Robertson users' ability to link to the website

Twitter apologized for mistakenly blocking IStandWithPhil.com and restored pro-Phil Robertson users’ ability to link to the website

“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.

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson was suspended from his A&E show last week after making anti-gay remarks in an interview with GQ magazine.

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