I have a big problem.
For the last 10 days, Twitter has been blocking me from tweeting any links to my blog.
This is the message I get whenever I try to send a tweet with "skepticalscalpel.blogspot.com" in it.
I discovered a site called virustotal.com which compiles reports from 63 different programs that detect viruses, worms, trojans, and malware.
Originally a site called BitDefender claimed my site was malicious. The next day, BitDefender declared my site was clean, but AutoShun, which previously had no problem with my site, said it was malicious. The following day, AutoShun said my site was unrated and Clean MX said "malicious." But the day after, AutoShun went back to calling it malicious and Clean MX said my blog was clean. At no time, did more than one of the 63 detection programs identify my blogsite is being malicious.
You would think that if my blog contained any suspicious programs, more than one of the 63 virus detection organizations would have come up with a positive result on the same day.
None of the programs saying my blog was malicious gave me any clue as to what part of my site was supposedly creating the problem.
I attempted to get some help from Blogger, which hosts my blog. Although one person on a forum responded with some advice, it wasn't enough for me to solve the problem.
My blog is averaging 1600 page views per day. Not one person has contacted me to complain that I am harboring viruses or any other malicious software. That is because, to the best of my knowledge, no such malicious software exists on my blog.
Maybe it would help if you would go to the results section of the virustotal website and cast your vote in favor of my site as not being malicious. In the upper right-hand corner of the site you will see this cartoon.
Please click on the green face to support my blog.
Meanwhile, I have discovered an interesting workaround which enables me to tweet links to my blog, but visitors to the site will still be blocked by Twitter from tweeting links.
If you consider yourself computer-savvy, maybe you can figure out how I did it. If you think you know the answer, please submit a comment.
I also would welcome any comments or suggestions that could help to resolve my problem. If anyone knows a way to contact a human at Twitter, please let me know.