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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John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

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Follow @NWSCharlestonSC for updates on the dam in Screven County. Direct message if you're having any issues in the #ga12 area.

Mike Honda (D) @mikehonda17

Shocked and disappointed by the verdict in the Zimmerman trial. We still have a long way to go as a nation. #NoJusticeForTrayvonMartin

Congressmember Bass (D) @RepKarenBass

Appearing on the @ThisWeekABC political panel with @SenOrrinHatch @amyklobuchar @tomcoleok04 at 9 am EST/10:30 PST

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Great day at the @FairchildGarden #mangofestival! http://t.co/8dAdjb4ugo

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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http://t.co/YUGd1HKqYZ

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Marcia L. Fudge (D) @RepMarciaFudge

RT @VanJones68: April 4th, 1968 ... #RipTrayvonMartin ... Please RT to share this image. #MLK http://t.co/ywAr1zMZAy

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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

This week's Constituent Spotlight is on community activist and gun reform advocate Camiella Williams. Camiella is... http://t.co/7BWCc5evoD

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @JoeWidmer: @usrepricknolan is having a photo contest. Plz like my pic of my son tossing rocks on Pike Lake near Gr. Marais. TX! https://t.co/CWj55DlVyK

Rep. Pete Visclosky (D) @RepVisclosky

RT @veteransunited: Today the @DeptVetAffairs launches caregiver pilot with 10 new apps http://t.co/fwESJMS58f

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Tim Bishop (D) @TimBishopNY

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Today I announced my "Save, Don't Sell Plum Island" Act. Read more here: https://t.co/5WDSLctcAi http://t.co/0GX7fJIQAl

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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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