Does twitter not allow using *'s as part of the value of the q term for the users/search API? Testing on the developer console seems to have no problem but within an app I am running I am getting the following error anytime I add * to the search string: for example “Bob * Smith”
ApplicationName doesn’t have permission to access your Twitter account anymore. Click here to sign out of Twitter, then sign in again to restore access permissions for ApplicationName.
Inspecting the code, the request URL being sent is “https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/search.json?count=20&q=Bob+*+Smith”.