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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Rep. Mike Honda (D) @RepMikeHonda

Inspired by #immigration fasters' fight for #CIR, incl. Dr. Tenney, frmr POW & Bataan Death March survivor http://t.co/RYEqaWvAep

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Rep. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

It's #GivingTuesday -- a time to think about how we can give back to our communities, during the holidays & all year. cc: @GivingTues

Rep. Joe Garcia (D) @RepJoeGarcia

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Today is the National Day of Giving. On this #GivingTuesday, don't forget to donate to your favorite #SouthFlorida nonprofit!

Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

@mcampbellSD @mapintar yes!! I'm sure that's what they meant!

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

Preventive care has long been known to save lives. Prior to #ACA this type of care for many was a luxary #notanymore http://t.co/SDA2XOFcel

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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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