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. Joe Crowley (D) @repjoecrowley

RT @FranciscoPMoya: Standing with @repjoecrowley and our district leader candidates Yanna Henriquez and Ari Espinal at #QueensPride http://t.co/IYwG32qe8h

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

Career Fair is rolling, over 100 companies, over 1000 jobs, open until 2:30PM at Harris-Stowe, free! http://t.co/7Dmfo2nq69

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) @SenatorShaheen

Great to kick off summer tourism season w/ tour of @smuttynosebeer new facility w/ President Peter Egelston http://t.co/ftOnzdI6RQ

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Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D) @SanfordBishop

To publically comment on the FCC’s proposed provisions to #NetNeutrality rules here: http://t.co/6JV3Dl2bdN

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Anthony G. Brown (D) @BrownforMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Gansler Claim: Virginia has $1b surplus and Maryland has $1b deficit. Read the facts here: http://t.co/7f2JFD2QkS #mptdemdebate

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Michael Wager (D) @MichaelWager14

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
This week on twitter: 67 new followers, 30 new unfollowers and followed 257 people via http://t.co/LiGv7wKy0b

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Rep. Bill Enyart (D) @RepBillEnyart

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Join me tonight in #Waterloo for a reception with the Monroe County Democrats at the VFW starting at 5. See you there!

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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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