Twitter is down, but why?

Just a day after Twitter got caught up in an outrage cycle over whether or not it should allow leaks to a certain story and Senate Republicans floated the idea of sending a subpoena to CEO Jack Dorsey, the service is suddenly inaccessible for many people. While long-time Twitter users remember when the website’s “fail whale” made regular appearances, it’s usually stable these days, with the last major issue occurring as a result of that security breach in July.

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Twitter’s API status page now reports the company is “Investigating Irregularity with Twitter APIs,” while the feeds appear to have gone dark around 5:35 PM ET, as noted by outage tracker Down Detector. We’ve contacted the company and will update this post when there are more details available.