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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

RT @NationalGuard: The @NationalGuard is now on @Instagram: http://t.co/Tyyey49g Give us a follow, and like our first post. #client #LMOAdv

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

TY @Costco @Delta @ShopRite & @WalmartAction for helping provide invaluable comfort to NYers in need: http://t.co/BmDrdu3P #Thanksgiving

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Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

@RachelLaing now you're fishing for compliments?

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Steven Horsford (D) @StevenHorsford

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/Ay57ecHn /via @power88_lvaq. @

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Chuck Schumer (D) @SenSchumer

Pleased @CSX is lining up demolition teams to tear down unsafe, abandoned bridges in Spencerport

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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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