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.
Having a great time at the Lancaster Independence Day parade! Happy 4th of July everyone! http://t.co/UdGq2e3b

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Another great parade in Akron. I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful day! http://t.co/zyMvFNFO

Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

Announced title 10 fed funds for #gmpp

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

RT @BBCWorld: Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from #dementia, his brother says http://t.co/xqrv5IhD

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Hanging out with Atlanta Lawyer Khurrum Baig, lead attorney on the Apple iPad discrimination case. http://t.co/AjNx2fFW

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Our gracious host Dr. Farah Khan in her beautiful home in Suwanee, GA. http://t.co/zpap9a3N

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Honored to receive kind resolution from GA legislators Min. Leader Stacy Abrams and Rep. Petro Marin http://t.co/CD1Hwn4B

Ed Markey (D) @SenMarkey

RT @NRDems: Check out our QR Code & follow @NRDems 4 updates on how committee Democrats are fighting you & our natural #resources http://t.co/x3YIARzD

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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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