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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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

Video of Gerry about talking today’s impressive jobs #s, fed pay freeze, & NoVa economy w/ @News8NewsTalk http://t.co/02S7cSdC -Staff

Rep. Pete Visclosky (D) @RepVisclosky

Pete talks to @mynameischris of @ValpoLife about communication, cooperation and regional development in #NWI: http://t.co/c3WDw5sq

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

RT @AceroPrecision: Congressman Chaka Fattah, the leading Democratic appropriator for the National Science Foundation, announces five... http://t.co/9mUGdmnK

Russ Carnahan (D) @RepCarnahan

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
NFL players got nuthin' on me. Just signed my first publishing contract. Salon is actually paying me for a story. Going to the Superbowl!

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

Thanks @DavidGregory -- the @meetthepress political roundtable was a great way to kick off my #SuperBowl Sunday!

Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Sangre boricua en acción en el #SuperBowl - Cruz vs Hernández!

Frank Pallone (D) @FrankPallone

Overall good first half for @Giants. Looking forward to a strong second half for @Giants offience.

Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @BorowitzReport: I've invented Twofacebook, the antisocial network. You start being friends w/entire world & defriend people one by one.

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

Check out my feature in @thehilltweets newspaper today as the "Member of the Week!" http://t.co/2WELr9Pf

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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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