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. Scott Peters (D) @RepScottPeters

MaryAnne of course! RT @SDuncovered: Had to do a poll: Who's your favorite 'Gilligan's Island' castaway? http://t.co/3erZMBaX21

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @diversenews: Rep. Fattah Celebrates Life and Legacy of Dr. King with Weekend Events in Philadelphia http://t.co/aF5LxIMAzx

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Warren Christopher (D) @WC4Congress

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Join me on February 6th in Prince George's County for my official campaign kick-off! http://t.co/AKdsfynTbc

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Gwen Graham (D) @GwenForCongress

Today, as a nation, we pause to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who lead by his life and his example.

Sean Patrick Maloney (D) @RepSeanMaloney

What about something like this for status: Joined with Antioch Baptist Church earlier this month, I celebrated Dr.... http://t.co/yZVdFRqHmL

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Charlie Crist (D) @CharlieCrist

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Giving thanks for Dr. King at First United Methodist Church of Ft. Lauderdale. http://t.co/rtr2gQwYcP

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Pennsylvania gets a C- for women's equality in the following report. Unacceptable. And all the more reason to make... http://t.co/FlMxpTALx0

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Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

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State offices are closed today in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #higov #mlk

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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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