I have just tested this with the Cordova sample app, and I'm not able to reproduce the issue.
It sounds like there could be something in your Tealium iQ profile that's overwriting the "ut.event" property to "link". I recommend looking here first, and raising a support ticket with your account/profile details if you are still having issues (email@example.com).
Out of interest, are you passing "screen_title" in your payload? If not, please try doing this. It's possible this may fix your issue, but I suspect it won't.
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