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. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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FBI warns of ‘unintended consequences’ from false media reports on Boston attacks http://t.co/lqXexgTSZR

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Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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RT @RepRWilliams: Thanks to the outpouring of support, the Carter BloodCare facility may be full today, but please consider giving... http://t.co/1lyEVrFWRx

Todd Young (R) @ToddYoungIN

RT @mobrien1: I know this isn't supposed to be funny, but... RT @nwi: Friday's flood fighting drill canceled due to real flooding http://t.co/CvjfUz9dQd

Bill Flores (R) @Flores4Congress

RT @JackAcostaKHOU: JUST IN - new video from news chopper, flying close over what's left of the plant that exploded in West, TX. @khou http://t.co/vfzTjgvSD3

Cong. Steven Palazzo (R) @CongPalazzo


Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) @RepReneeEllmers

RT @gopconference: RT @SpeakerBoehner: Our thoughts and prayers are with those in West, TX impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. #prayforwest

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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Suspect thought he could escape in backyard boat after hearing Gore speak on global warming.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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I run this account. If you were offended, I'm sorry. I was mocking a murderer I have no respect for. - Donny Ferguson.

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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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