Last night links being shared with the ShareThis widget or the “Tweet” one (seen at the bottom of this very story) began being detected by Twitter as spam or malware.
I attempted to take the exact same text the widget inputs into the form for me to tweet and it works just fine. So it’s obviously something between the widget/twitter itself
When attempting to share a link from the following sites I receive that error message:
- Independent Journal Review
- Gateway Pundit
Sites that do NOT trigger this spam detection block:
- Little Green Hemorrhoids
- Huffington Post
Of course with everything Twitter does this isn’t the end all be all. If you hit the “Tweet” button a second time the tweet does end up going through.