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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Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

The #electric facade of #Paris' Hotel Du Louvre - at night in the City of Light for #FriFotos http://t.co/g7hryXoYDY

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Great event tonight with the fabulous @TulsiGabbard! Visit http://t.co/udERBFEZUa to see how you can help. http://t.co/6AZOeDTrW7

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Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

RT @ninagarin: So are @whitehouse tours cancelled for sequestration? Or do I go through @ScottPetersSD? So confused. Little daughters dying to go!

Donna Christensen (D) @DelegateDonna

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
At the back to school event w RisingStars, Guardians of Culture Mocko Jumbies & STX Majorettes http://t.co/gBduyJf7Ah

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Dan Kildee (D) @dankildee

RT @flintjournal: Congressman Dan Kildee set to tour Davison water plant http://t.co/FKrkFeJsQY

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Steve Beshear (D) @Steve__Beshear

This week marks anniversary of the Equal Rights Amendment, see how KY is leading the way to support women's rights @ http://t.co/uI6m0pXotA

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Steve Beshear (D) @Steve__Beshear

The Kentucky Commission on Women is hosting free viewings of “Makers: Women Who Make America” this week. Details @ http://t.co/ax5wRcFRUM

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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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