“Twitter Status Contains Malware” Error for a bit.ly URL

Since today, I get “Twitter status contains malware” error for a tweet containing a bit.ly URL.

What this error is?

By Google search, I found the following Twitter help page about a warning about malware or spam:

https://support.twitter.com/articles/90491-my-website-is-being-flagged-as-malware-or-spam

So, the “Twitter status contains malware” error means that Twitter blocks bit.ly URLs as suspected harmful URLs (even though a bit.ly URL is not actually harmful).

Solution

Don’t use bitly, post a URL as it is.

That’s it. URL links shared on Twitter.com will automatically be shortened to a “http://t.co” link.

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