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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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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@KDemocrats @UniteBluePA

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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Let's build on the progress we've made on healthcare reform. Having spent my career in the industry, I bring to... http://t.co/ciMikIYpNV

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Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

rewind/@PJK4brainhealth: Glad I could enjoy a great #brainresearch conference this in Ireland with @chakafattah : http://t.co/ctQc5oxjaw"

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Rep. Brad Schneider (D) @RepSchneider

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RT @thunder_maker: .@RepSchneider Thank you for standing strong for women. I'll be standing with you tomorrow.

Roy Cho (D) @RoyCho5

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@Murph111Bay @RepGarrett thank you so much for your friendship and support!!

Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Many Early Voters met Reta Jo Lewis at one Judiciary Square this morning. #DCision14 http://t.co/YL9JSJlmyQ

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Reta Jo Lewis (D) @RetaJoLewis

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Many Early Voters met Reta Jo Lewis at One Judicary Square this morning. #DCision14

Quinn Campaign (D) @QuinnForIL

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Don't forget to vote! You can find your polling place here:… http://t.co/itqbapkf7Y

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

RT @votehinton: Great to see Congresswoman Titus @repdinatitus supporting literacy at the @NevadaSucceeds literacy summit. #nved http://t.co/EPRs0juOiQ

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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.