Sorry that I’m just seeing this, but your woes are similar to mine, and it happened around the same time.
I posted a piece about Serena Williams, and I happened to be tracking the piece that day and noticed that the number of claps that hovered around 850 was down to 520 and plummeting. I emailed support and they got back to me right away and said it was a backend issue that would be resolved.
I did notice the numbers increasing steadily, but it made me wonder what would’ve happened if I didn’t notice.
And I have also noticed that my payment in the last couple of months have been considering lower and that direction isn’t changing.
Not sure what’s happening, but it’s just another reminder that I’m helpless when it comes to monitoring whether things are fair or unjust when it comes to things I can’t control.