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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Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @ChiCityColleges: Thx for the follow, @RepMikeQuigley, and for meeting w/@RepSchneider and us last month to talk #manufacturing & #STEM http://t.co/29RiC762CY

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Will be on Al Punto with Congresswoman Iliana Ros on Sunday. http://t.co/FAyA6B4nGz

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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B-fast at Cracker Barrel with Councilman Maldonado. http://t.co/V8uipsRxAt

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Helen is now a believer in Robert is Here! http://t.co/M5CYbKuC4U

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John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

@kateleth @thatrobin wish you could have cat-sit our little dude this weekend! he was lonely

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Rep. Peter Welch (D) @WelchForVT

Stay Tuned: Peter will be live on @BashirLive at 4:50pm to discuss #Syria. @msnbc #vtpoli

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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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