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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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

On this day, when we honor all those who served, and especially those who gave the last full measure of devotion,... http://t.co/9kow0oORGB

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Ann Wagner (R) @AnnLWagner

This administration believes the law is "irrelevant" with #IRS scandal. Hold Obama accountable and sign the petition! http://t.co/uAO6vPSZau

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Jon Runyan (R) @Runyan2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@LEVIS Help! Been trying to place my order for 1/2 hour. Keeps timing out between Review & Receipt!

Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

On Wednesday, we will be voting to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Click LIKE if you support building the pipeline. http://t.co/9znauONM9q

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Help the victims of yesterday's severe weather by making a donation to the Red Cross relief efforts. To donate visit http://t.co/oz3Rl4bEyE

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Bottled water is needed in Carney, OK. The Red Cross & Salvation Army are operating behind the senior center in Carney. (cont)

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

(cont) - Southern Baptist relief efforts are operating out of Carney First Baptist Church. To help out please bring bottled water.

Rep. Chris Collins (R) @RepChrisCollins

My office is here yo serve you. For a list of constituent services we can help you with, click here http://t.co/sS6ffw3Ln1. #NY27

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Doc Hastings (R) @DocHastings

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Help the victims of Oklahoma by making a donation to the Red Cross relief efforts. To donate visit http://t.co/E9hQ2Z5Ghi

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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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