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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Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

So glad @nytimes covered this: Cramming Stardom at Korea’s #KPop Schools | http://t.co/QtVWwgEXKu

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Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

RT @jahimes: .@SteveWorks4You "And Jesus said, I was naked and you clothed me. I was hungry and you called for capital formation and efficient markets".

Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Congratulations to Pastor Michael Jones and FTMBC as we mark the 10th anniversary of Friendly Temple Village. http://t.co/2MB8qFGyRb

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Booker for Senate (D) @Booker4Senate

RT @haitisprince: Volunteered this morning at a field. Cory Booker for State Senator. Everyone vote!! Tuesday @CoryBooker http://t.co/yKchF1Sd4A

Sean Eldridge (D) @SeanEldridge

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Celebrating Senator Tkaczyk in Catskill http://t.co/mH8ZX30nFP

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Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

RT @MumfordProblems: I throw my paws up in the air sometimes

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

RT @GregTurpin4VAB: @repbobbyscott has it right in promoting "evidence-based prevention initiatives" for at risk youth. http://t.co/iFMDblALjk

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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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