Twitter has shut off access to the API that let the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops site track and publish the deleted tweets of politicians.
In essence, Politwoops was doing a public service by archiving politicians’ tweets, which Twitter doesn’t do.
The site may have lost access to the API and the deleted tweets some days ago. A May 29 blog at the Politwoops blog said the site was “enduring an outage”.
Twitter had this to say in a statement: