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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Obama Inauguration (D) @obamainaugural

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RT @jccic2013: Here's the view of @BarackObama on Jan. 21 for #inaug2013 http://t.co/X4bigfLn

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Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) @RepSchrader

I am 1 of 4 Congressional Problem Solvers in NYC today to talk about need for bipartisan solutions to our nation's problems w/ @NoLabelsOrg

Martin O'Malley (D) @MartinOMalley

The majority of executions now take place in 5 countries: Iran, North Korea, Yemen, China & the USA. #MDRepeal

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Gov at Q&A following #NYSafe Act signing: http://t.co/PGUJaVoy --> LIVE now | More: http://t.co/RGT4SWwi

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) @SenatorShaheen

RT @MBrindley_NHPR: At a nonprofit dental clinic in Concord Tuesday, @SenatorShaheen called on Congress to lift its ban on earmarks. http://t.co/ulPyvjFs

Bennie Thompson (D) @BennieGThompson

Over 40% of gun purchases occur without a Brady background check at a federally licensed dealer. #StopTheFuneral

Re-Elect Hank (D) @ReElectHank

I'm proud to release the APPS Act, a bill to protect consumer privacy on mobile devices: http://t.co/G0xabWSL http://t.co/4KTXSXGw

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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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