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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Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

I posted photos on FB from our press conference on PCBs in New York schools and their effect on women's health.#latism @HouseDemocrats

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, the City of Buffalo received some welcomed news with the announcement that they will receive $15 million to... http://t.co/DN1f08ix

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

http://t.co/hYn6sj31 -- Crystal Ball for Brain Tumors We can & will do more the tackle this & otter brain diseases.U S can do big things.

Senator Ben Cardin (D) @SenatorCardin

Ben: Repairing the nation's water infrastructure creates jobs & increases private long-term GDP output by $6.35 #ProtectCleanWater

Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I'd like to welcome by good friend @SenMarkPryor to Twitter! Follow our state's senior senator to keep up-to-date on the U.S. Senate. #ARpx

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

$10 millones para la intersección Caparra http://t.co/4ZvRbwh2

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, I spoke on the House Floor about my Small Business Export Forum this past week. I brought together local... http://t.co/RuDFtZTY

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

About to speak on the House Floor on #PayrollTax Cut Extensions & Emergency #Unemployment Benefits. http://t.co/L8X7e7lo @cspan #economy

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

About to speak on the House Floor on #PayrollTax Cut Extensions & Emergency #Unemployment Benefits. http://t.co/L8X7e7lo @cspan #economy

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Congress needs to pass a bill that focuses on extending relief to #unemployed & middle class #Americans who are still suffering. #economy

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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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