‘Duck Dynasty’ fans outraged as links to a pro-Phil Robertson online petition drive are flagged for content on the social media platform.
In the latest development in the ongoing attack on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s religious views by the leftist media, the pro-Robertson website iStandwithPhil.com has been flagged on Twitter, prohibiting users from posting messages containing links to the page.
The site, run by the organization Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), has posted a petition demanding that A&E reinstate Robertson and issue a formal apology to his family and his fans. In four days, the petition has collected more than 195,000 signatures out of its goal of 200,000 since it was posted online Friday.
The Christian advocacy group complained Monday that Twitter has blocked users from tweeting about the petition drive. “This marks at least the third major shutdown of a pro-Phil Robertson social media account since the story broke days ago,” said the group in a statement, which did not list other groups it says have also had their tweets blocked by Twitter.
FDC says there is no security rationale for their website to be blocked, as their diagnostic page says the site “has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.”
The site could not have been blocked with deliberate, human intervention. That’s because Twitter does not act to block content until receiving a report from another user or group of users. That complaint is then reviewed by Twitter, who decides whether to take action.
Normally, the blocked account holder receives an email notifying them of the action being taken. But this reportedly has not occured with FDC.
As of this printing, Twiiter had not responded to inquiries about their actions from Top Right News.
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