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.

Original Dutch version:

Politwoops.nl

Recent Politwoops

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

If you have not done so, sign onto my government page and get all the latest updates. http://t.co/NMD1xGQ6Iq

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

The Metropolitan Planning Organization voted last week approve the Illiana Expressway! The vote is a validation... http://t.co/TpEYeRURLk

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

@JeffreyLevita Awesome, I'm honored. What does that mean?

Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@MarkNewgent

Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

Looking forward to working with you! MT @KNX1070: "I want to be a working mayor of and in the San Fernando Valley" - Mayor @ericgarcetti

Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Photo: unicef: World Polio Day is 24 October In Afghanistan, where poverty and insecurity are all too well... http://t.co/hBNQ3GRzR1

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Barbara Buono (D) @BarbaraBuono

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Thx Luvy"! RT @LucyLooney: @BuonoForNJGov did already, by mail. Good luck!

Team Jeffries (D) @TeamJeffries

Shavar says that council raised taxes 40% over past few years, laid off 170 cops but still gave themselves a pay raise. #allin4nwk

Results per page

close

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.