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 @youngdems: Didn't know racism was over?“@GOP: Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism. http://t.co/OTWok1WddW

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

RT @RepRobinKelly: Today is small business Saturday! I hope it's a great day for your business #ShopSmall

Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @FTC: FTC to host spring seminars on emerging consumer #privacy issues: http://t.co/METRCMlCFP #FTCpriv

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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D) @WaxmanClimate

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RT @FTC: FTC's BCP Director Jessica Rich says #HappyThanksgiving! Holiday shopping online? See our tips: http://t.co/sa0uvyAHt0 #BlackFriday

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Rep. John Carney (D) @JohnCarneyDE

Just posted a photo @ United States Capitol http://t.co/vagDKPo09K

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Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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Tonight,my colleagues & I will recognize the great sacrifices of @fast4families leaders #CIR #timeisnow #ready4reform http://t.co/Fg7z7zm29W

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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.