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 Chris Coons (D) @ChrisCoons

Stopped by the Indian River Inlet with @GovernorMarkell for a status update from the Army Corps #netDE http://t.co/b0qcWu5DsE

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Brian Higgins (D) @RepBrianHiggins

@GBNRTC I am just as frustrated, here’s what I said on Floor last week about the need for infrastructure investment http://t.co/4jQ0bsTco5

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Sean Eldridge (D) @SeanEldridge

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Check out my latest investment, Black Dirt Distillery: http://t.co/7YaUNy3Plr @BDDistillery

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Mark Takano (D) @RepMarkTakano

RT @AnonDemSource: 1) Spend life framing politics as fight 2) Pen book lamenting DC politics http://t.co/nWkA9yCkkS 3) Cable pundit? #FingersCrossed @DanBalz!

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Gearing up for our 2nd Annual Congressional Job Fair in this morning! Join us at Wallace Community College in Selma from 10am-2pm today!

Gary Peters (D) @Peters4Michigan

Don’t miss Gary on @BashirLive TODAY talking about #petcoke at 4:50 pm ET.

Paul Tonko (D) @RepPaulTonko

Don't forget! Town Hall tonight in Schenectady - http://t.co/uMJRD8cMkT

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Gary Peters (D) @Peters4Michigan

REMINDER: Gary will be on @BashirLive talking about #petcoke at 4:50 pm ET. Don’t forget to tune in.

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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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