Twitter has restored the link to the pro-Phil Robertson site "IStandWithPhil.com" and apologized for it being blocked from the site, explaining that it had been flagged as "spam." The u-turn comes after Twitter faced a quick and strong backlash from users who found they were not able to access the website through links posted on Twitter.
Supporters of the suspended "Duck Dynasty" patriarch accused Twitter of censoring the site, which hosts a petition that has received some 200,000 signatures in support of Phil Robertson.
Those who clicked the link on Monday received a message saying, "Oops! A URL in your Tweet appears to link to a page that has spammy or unsafe content."
Thousands of comments quickly filtered onto Twitter slamming the social network for attempting to work against Phil Robertson and his supporters. Twitter later lifted the block and apologized, claiming the block was a simple mistake.