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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John Hickenlooper (D) @hickforco

Department of Defense sending Coast Guard helicopters to CO. We welcome the help. #cowx

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

RT @DavidGrann: ICYMI, Jon Krakauer on how Chris McCandless, the subject of "Into the Wild," really died: http://t.co/mnPLRc6V0a””

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@eating_house A Culinary Genius.... Keep up the awesomeness! http://t.co/yRFpWqnHcw

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Mary from #TeamSinema joined @D24Dems last night for their monthly meeting. Thanks for having us! http://t.co/RMrqEcpOZZ

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John Barrow (D) @repjohnbarrow

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Know someone interested in apply to a service academy? On 9/21, I'm hosting our annual Military Academy Day. #ga12. http://t.co/eTiSBur4oU

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Terry McAuliffe (D) @TerryMcAuliffe

Happy birthday and #FF to my friend and Virginia's next Attorney General @SenMarkHerring!

Steve Beshear (D) @GovSteveBeshear

Governor's Weekly Update 09.13.2013

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

@TONISMALLS @RepBeatty @WhipHoyer You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony" http://t.co/iExykb1H8f

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

@RobinsonforTU @TamaraYoungLee You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony" http://t.co/iExykb1H8f

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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.