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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Scott Peters (D) @ScottPetersSD

Thank you DrOz, this has changed my life! http://t.co/bOzxWMKquA

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) @USRepRickNolan

This is the best I've felt in my life! http://t.co/a0hu4mTwVs

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Adam Schiff (D) @RepAdamSchiff

MUST READ by @TheRobertFisk: Amazing story of Yevnigue Salibian, one of the last survivors of the #ArmenianGenocide. http://t.co/1d2lz45qrz

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Jim McDermott (D) @RepJimMcDermott

My week on twitter: 36 Mentions, 73.7K Mention Reach, 10 Replies, 33 Retweets, 70.9K Retweet Reach. via http://t.co/z1acppcled

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Michael Cole (D) @lifebymkc

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RT @bcarrz: .@EstesForTexas SanAntonio TX schools threatened w/ mass violence! We need sensible gun legislation. @MomsDemand #WeAreEverytown #UniteBlue

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

HAPPENING NOW: At a press conference at @uacrisis in #Ukraine. http://t.co/1vGDevC71j

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Albio Sires (D) @RepSires

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” #EarthDaySelfie

Albio Sires (D) @RepSires

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” #EarthDaySelfie

The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

FACT: By 2030, new clean fuel standards will prevent up to 2,000 premature deaths EVERY YEAR. #ActOnClimate #EarthDay http://t.co/R3AIVQ6y5M

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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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