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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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I was honored to lead the Pledge of Allegiance this morning on the House Floor. http://t.co/QsdXgmpqra

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Senator Chris Coons (D) @ChrisCoons

AMBER ALERT: 3-year abducted at gunpoint from Murray Manor Trailer Park in Wilmington http://t.co/H11oCjkjWu #netDE http://t.co/pgs9sKoD0X

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Diario Las Americas - Adoptan acuerdo en favor de cubanos detenidos en Bahamas http://t.co/d8eENjal4N

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

I'm confident that the Justice Department will challenge the changes to NC election laws, which dilutes minority... http://t.co/54DI6kiku5

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

I'm confident that the Justice Department will challenge the changes to NC election laws, which dilutes minority... http://t.co/lXzi1hZKIN

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Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

Coming in to Pier A in #NY after touring the harbor with the special Panel on #Freight #Transportation. http://t.co/skGUnIg4VN

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Janice Hahn (D) @Rep_JaniceHahn

Coming in to Pier A in #NY after touring the harbor with my colleagues on the special #Freight #Transportation Panel. http://t.co/aOiXWjd2Ak

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Thanks Kay for letting us display your artwork - we love showcasing Arizona artists in our office! http://t.co/OTFZBhAx80

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Tim Walz (D) @Tim_Walz

Burn off 2+ inches off your waist while shedding up to 20 lbs of body fat in 30 days or less with http://t.co/A33hdUAzr4

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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.

Get the archive data file.