API.Twitter attacking my server / DDoS

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Hello!

My server keeps going down. I looked in the logs and I saw that each time, before it goes down, there are plenty of requests from api.twitter.com (199.16.156.104)

I thought it’s the Twitterbot, so I blocked it both in htaccess and robots.txt, but it keeps hitting my server.

I also blocked the IP in Cloudflare, but it still keeps hitting the server and taking it down. What’s happening? What could I do to stop it?

I don’t use any Twitter App on any of my sites.