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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Frank R. Lautenberg (D) @FrankLautenberg

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The @StarLedger gets it right. Dangerous House-passed #ConcealedCarry bill would invalidate tough #NJ gun laws. http://t.co/UzRzV575

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

En miss en mi parroting en el Bronx, St Angela Merici, celebrant la Virgin de la providence--patrons de Puerto Rico. #latism @RonyCampos

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

America largest college opportunity program.My first major success 12million students to date.Yes We Can.gear http://t.co/4cgyCxtM

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

Help support and save @PeopleTV_ATL and Atlanta Community TV Tues Nov 22 @10:30AM in the Old City Council Chambers http://t.co/OXZskXtP

Senator Tom Carper (D) @SenatorCarper

Today, @JohnCarneyDE & I highlighted Community Bank DE's efforts to boost small biz thru Small Biz Lending Fund. #netde http://t.co/U1erT4W6

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

I'll be on @KPCC 89.3's @TMBShow a little after 9am PT today to talk about the #supercommittee. Please tune in! http://t.co/zqr6mHfV

Edolphus Towns (D) @EdTowns

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @JesseB914: Congressman @EdTowns to deliver speech at Boys and Girls H.S this afternoon! Stay posted! #educationnation

Colleen Hanabusa (D) @ColleenHanabusa

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @APAICS: Take a peek into a day in the life of our APAICS alumna Rep. @ColleenHanabusa

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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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