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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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

From yesterday's rally to protect Social Security and Medicare from proposed Republican cuts. http://t.co/3D79X3rq

Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

I stand committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare http://t.co/b9BoHKC0

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

RT @makejdm: The CALM Act, and FCC's implementation of it, hits the WSJ: http://t.co/tUOVh90t (columnist Ralph Gardner)

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Que linda la misa desde Ponce en honor a nuestra senora de la Guadalupe por Puerto Rico Network. #latism

Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D) @RepCardoza

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Please check out the first installment of my new weekly blog in The Hill chronicling my last yea in Congress. http://t.co/7lul2YcE

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I encourage all local, small business owners to join the Small Business Administration’s web chat for tax savings... http://t.co/KGJAM8QY

Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@brooklynkid1951thank you for your kind words! It is my greatest priviledge to serve the people of #brooklyn and #ny10

Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

RT @EPWChairBoxer: Tomorrow @10am ET, @SenatorCardin chairs a hearing on our nation’s water infrastructure. Watch the webcast - details: http://t.co/RK08P8wl.

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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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