I had tried tweeting on the Iowa Democrats refusing to announce caucus results and instead calling for an investigation. I tried tweeting this first as text, then as a screenshot. Neither went through:
I then tried Tweeting this:
I do not have any notices from Twitter either via e-mail or in my Twitter backstage about my account. Autotweets do appear to be going through but not new tweets I initiate from my account.
It is also blocking retweets. I tried retweeting a Reuters tweet as an experiment but that was rejected too.
Needless to say, this is appalling. particularly the lack of notice. And I see nothing in my recent tweets to justify this, save promoting a lot of Sanders tweets. Is the basis for this ban?
Update: so far, this Tweet has not gone through as an autotweet, so it appears my account has been blocked.
Update 7:00 PM EST. Tweets now seem to be going through, but they weren’t for at least an hour. Similarly, I’d try to retweet, Twitter would for an instant increase the # of retweets and reverse it, and the retweet would not show on my home page either.
I was using the same browser I always used, tried reloading the page, opening a new page, plus this post when it first ran did not autotweet either. So I have no explanation for this temporary outage, but readers indicate there were a lot of people having trouble without the problems being universal which is even more odd. But things appear to be back on track.