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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Shaughnessy Naughton (D) @VoteShaughnessy

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RT @bjs5555: Follow, support SHAUGHNESSY NAUGHTON @VoteShaughnessy running for PA-8 vs. (R) Mike Fitzpatrick. #Red2Blue #GOPFail http://t.co/Xj1P2S9Uam

Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @davemillsVA: Looking forward to @BobbyScott47's Labor Day picnic - cant wait to catch up with @vademocrats from across the commonwealth. #VAGov

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Governor Chafee (D) @LincolnChafee

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RT @BryantUniv: In honor of start of fall semester classes, take a look at what makes one Bryant faculty member tick. http://t.co/CyufyaPjZw

Terry McAuliffe (D) @TerryMcAuliffe

RT if you agree: to be the best state for business, Virginia needs the best education system. #VAGov http://t.co/WY1BSUPnPx

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elisabeth jensen (D) @JensenElis

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@ohfeistygirl @alawine love it!

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

This week's constituent spotlight is on Norman Davis, an ordained minister and correctional facility guard who... http://t.co/dySL8x7NXY

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Shaughnessy Naughton (D) @VoteShaughnessy

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#VoteShaughnessy featured in this week's MsRepresentation by Women's Campaign Fund. "Basically, she’s Superwoman... http://t.co/yYLFdnuR3o

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Jim Langevin (D) @jimlangevin

Back @NEInstituteTech to tour Shipbuilding/Marine & Advanced Manufacturing Institute, where instructors connect students with employers

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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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