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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Cohen for Congress (D) @ReElectCohen

RT @RepCohen: Voted to protect #women & #StopHR7 today. Disappointed GOP obsessed w taking away constitutional rights instead of helping >1.5m #unemployed

Rick Weiland (D) @People4Weiland

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Thank you...

Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

LaNika is 1 of 75,000+ Michiganders who have already gained coverage THX to #ACA http://t.co/9OT4qjERn5 #GetCovered http://t.co/Ae37MwvYuq

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Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

LaNika is 1 of 75,000+ Michiganders who have already gained coverage THX to #ACA http://t.co/9OT4qjERn5 #GetCovered http://t.co/2oZiZbpvv7

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Check out Truth Squad. I just joined. @TheRealWulfdawg @RoKhannaUSA http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Check out Truth Squad. I just joined.@Chopsfilms http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j

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Ro Khanna (D) @RoKhannaUSA

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Check out Truth Squad. I just joined. @pgdeep http://t.co/zcvAU5zB2j

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Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

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@HIKathyBentley so glad I was able to spend the morning at the conference.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

NSA question is why collect private citizen info at all not who controls it.

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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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