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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Senator Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Also explained how bill penalizes immigrant taxpayers who pay the same taxes as you and me http://t.co/t9XXurpWIN #CIRfloor

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Senator Bob Casey (D) @SenBobCasey

@lifehacker Now that DestroyTwitter is dead, any recommendations for a lite Twitter app for Windows?

Senator Bob Casey (D) @SenBobCasey

@ocentertainment Now that DestroyTwitter is dead, any recommendations for a lite Twitter app for Windows?

Senator Bob Casey (D) @SenBobCasey

@ginatrapani Now that DestroyTwitter is dead, any recommendations for a lite Twitter app for Windows?

US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

RT @PamDeGuz: Need more nurses in Congress @RNAction: Not only is @RepEBJ the 1st nurse to serve in Congress but she signed on to the RN Safe Staffing Act

Chellie Pingree (D) @chelliepingree

Just signed on to freeze student loan rates. Only 18 days left. #dontdoublemyrate

Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

Governor's Weekly Update 06.14.2013

Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Here is a photo from a recent Hill recruiting event w/ Rep. Petri and Fmr. Dir. Aaron Williams. RPCVchat - staff

Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Here is a photo from a recent Hill recruiting event w/ Rep. Petri and Fmr. Dir. Williams. #RPCVchat - staff

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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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