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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Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I am pleased to announce a NASA grant for Amherst’s Encensors, Inc for their work researching how to make a device... http://t.co/QozUfnJ5

Rep. Adam Smith (D) @RepAdamSmith

More than 18K people diagnosed with #AIDS in #Washington State. Find a testing service in your area http://t.co/QI40JCqk #WorldAidsDay

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

@AARP's Hammond in Kona:"Can’t let guard down when it comes to protecting Social Sec.& Medicare." Couldn’t agree more! http://t.co/CoiUGDRL

Jason Altmire (D) @jasonaltmire

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Congrats David & Peggy! “@TribTotalMedia: #WPXI anchors win $100K for food bank on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.' http://t.co/KJl0UnLx

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Glad to hear the unemployment rate has dropped from 9.1% to 8.6%, adding 120,000 jobs to the U.S. economy. While... http://t.co/Ca3cPhyh

Office of Sen. Hagan (D) @SenatorHagan

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Disappointed partisan bickering prevented Senate from extending #payrolltaxcut 4 families & smbiz. Need cooperation 2 put NCians back to wrk

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Glad to hear the unemployment rate has dropped from 9% to 8.6%, adding 120,000 jobs to the U.S. economy. While... http://t.co/CzcUJaYx

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D) @RepLynnWoolsey

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
What should be Congress’ top priority? Take the poll on my facebook page: http://t.co/lWev4p86 or at http://t.co/3yJXPlOb

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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.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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