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:

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