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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Elisabeth Jensen (D) @JensenElis

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Thanks Rep. Graham. Counting on Franklin County #KY6 https://t.co/RLyMHsFv0x

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Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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CALL TO ACTION: Our biggest deadline yet is in just 6 hours. Please contribute today to make sure that when we... http://t.co/tLXSFwcXXw

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Rep. Patrick Murphy (D) @RepMurphyFL

RT to help let #FL18 residents how to connect w/me to stay up-to-date on my work representing our district. http://t.co/ge0HgzxSZt

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Really exciting to spend my morning learning about Veterans Equine Assisted Therapy at Melinda Russell's horse ranch. http://t.co/l72br4BLrv

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Elisabeth Jensen (D) @JensenElis

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Too angry to sleep. Corporations are not people. What's next? #badprecident

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

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FROM CAMPAIGN MANAGER ADAM STOKES: Thanks to those of you who've stepped up, we're closer than ever to meeting... http://t.co/afThzVXRM2

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

Don't forget tonight's Town Hall is in the El Paso Community Foundation Room. Details below. RT if you will be there!https://t.co/MsDu0yfIan

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

RT @AshakaSaleh: Nigeria's biggest criminal is the SILENT MAJORITY.they think,it will not happen 2them.but 1day they will also b a victim. #BringBackOurGirls

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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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