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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Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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RT @Misquam: Misquamicut Business Association Director Caswell Cooke Very grateful to Governor Chafee who came to our annual... http://t.co/dOUexINj6U

Vincent C. Gray (D) @mayorvincegray

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About to get underway here at Savoy. Great crowd.

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The effort to block the SNAP funding cuts was a success! The Farm Bill, which included more than $20 billion in... http://t.co/bj7OGUF2WT

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Si pero será doloroso...

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Lo que pase...

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Voters shd judge @KenCuccinelli by past actions, not new words: war on women's health; climate chg denier: many ethical lapses, etc. #VAGov

Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Interesting look at demographics - “@ggwash: iPhones vs. Androids map looks similar to other maps of DC's divide: http://t.co/TD3nZU520F

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The effort to block the SNAP funding cuts was a success! The Farm Bill, which included more than $20 billion in... http://t.co/qdU608bzlR

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Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

I’m proud to join more than 70 Members of Congress in supporting the @NOH8Campaign against discrimination! #NOH8 #NOH8ontheHill

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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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