However, it begs the question. What if... it was hacked...or taken down by the thought police. How do you know the reason?
The site is open to free exchange of points of view, which is controversial in the world we live in today. It was unimaginable not long ago that free speech would be under assault by the new "woke" culture.
It is telling that the very idea that it anything other than just a tech issue even enters the mind.
Most likely you wouldn't know the cause. Most server errors that you see are generic. We try to give warnings ahead of time or post updates on our other social media if it's unexpected. But a simple update can shut a site down.