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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Shayan For Congress (D) @shayanmodarres

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@Drenice26 definitely. Text me 407-408-0494

Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

4 people followed me and 4 people unfollowed me // automatically checked by http://t.co/N1J73hdKki

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Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

RT @emilyslist: EL champion @repbonamici stops by STEM panel to ask a ? about the confidence gap for girls #familiessucceed http://t.co/4wHkEP7o8A

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Adriano Espaillat (D) @EspaillatNY

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@jmzzz @MaraGay @Azi @RossBarkan @kitastew @nickpowellbkny Way to completely rewrite what he said. Must be desperate if you do that

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Dept de la Defensa aprobó casi $945 millones para operaciones contra el narcotráfico y otras actividades en la lucha contra las drogas en PR

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

ICYMI: We're fighting to save the future of American Steel, on the #edshow: http://t.co/TdRXSGdr4B #msnbcdiscuss @steelworkers

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @MNSecofState: 40,000 digitized official state docs include exec. orders, extraditions, oaths of office & more. Search & view: http://t.co/670mpCcrpx

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Lacy Clay (D) @LacyClayMO1

WATCH LIVE: Leaders Mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act today at 3pm http://t.co/HP3jZVAw30 #VRA4Today http://t.co/fbZdXatmmN

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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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