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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Mike Ross (D) @RepMikeRoss

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
As we celebrate Black History Month, let us pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of past generations of... http://t.co/QKX3zjss

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, I visited Zuber Farms, where I pledged to fight against burdensome regulations for our farmers and fight... http://t.co/GSdC2pGf

Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The Onion gets another Congressman -- John Fleming links to Onion story on Facebook http://t.co/Ultm1uY2 via @POLITICO

Office of Sen. Hagan (D) @SenatorHagan

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Just met with great group of #NC Deltas in my office. Loved seeing all the red! @DSTinc1913

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

DC-Mahalo to Ricky, Julio, and Kanela for sharing your inspiring stories. Outstanding Hawaii #jobcorps students. http://t.co/GfPcJXt1

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today, I spoke on the House Floor in recognition of the three years it's been since the tragic crash of Colgan Air... http://t.co/jgoku9gP

Rep. Barbara Lee (D) @RepBarbaraLee

Important victory in the fight for inequality -- pleased court struck down Prop 8 in California. #humanrights

Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

I had a great meeting this morning with Haiti's Prime Minister, Gary Canille, & members of his delegation. I look forward to working w/ him.

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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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