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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Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Internal emails obtained by @NatResources questions the science used by the Obama #admin to counter #uranium mining http://t.co/L4RJtFd2

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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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Big Super PAC Bang RT @aterkel: New super PAC registered is called "Science!"”

Francisco Canseco (R) @RepCanseco

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Today I'm participating the #HEAT event at Texas’ Permian Basin where #energy exploration&production is creating #jobs http://t.co/VPK2wfqR

Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

Touring an Enervest hydraulic fracturing site in Parker County to highlight House GOP plan #4enegry and #4jobs. #HEAT

Tom Price (R) @RepTomPrice

At @FoxNews, @PhilKerpen writes: "Obama's War on Coal Hits Your Electric Bill" http://t.co/uUpWDtKv #HEAT #tcot #energy

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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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