This was alarming, so we decided to investigate the issue.
When you click on the link, it takes you the website. However when you click on WordPress, it takes you to a WordPress.com signup page on Facebook.
<img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-25087″ title=”Landing page for WordPress.com’s app” src=”http://cdn2.wpbeginner.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/wordpresscom-app.png” alt=”Landing page for WordPress.com’s app” width=”520″ height=”286″ />
We looked further to see if these sites were hosted on WordPress.com, a blog hosting service. Most of them weren’t. (see the <a title=”Self Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com [Infograph]” href=”http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/self-hosted-wordpress-org-vs-free-wordpress-com-infograph/”>difference between free WordPress.com vs self-hosted WordPress.org</a>)
However, they all had one thing in common. All of them were using the Jetpack plugin which is created by the parent company of WordPress.com, Automattic.
In order to verify our findings, we decided to install Jetpack on a test site. We replicated the issue, and it is connected with the publicize feature of the plugin.
When setting up the publicize feature, you are asked to connect with Facebook and grant several permissions.