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 Lee (R) @SenMikeLee

My mobile office will be in Wasatch County today. Stop by if you are in the area. More info here: http://t.co/FZRxrm2gDx #utpol

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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

Join the conversation! LIKE my page and let me know what you think about the IRS enforcing the health care law http://t.co/u8qvF5rMNq #tcot

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Chris Christie (R) @ChrisChristie

Great energy from our supporters in Mt. Holly today. #NJgov #strongleadership http://t.co/zZrHd2w8Py

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Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

.@dogacres I'm not sure you understand how the pipeline is going to work. Just b/c you don't like something, doesn't make it a bad idea.

Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

RT @robportman: Visited w Mental Health & Recovery for Licking & Knox Counties abt drug abuse fight & mental healthcare for vets http://t.co/2FB1IMh5Tn

Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @uscapitol: Flags at Capitol now at half-staff in honor of Senator Lautenberg. http://t.co/frTE6q9oJ7

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

On 24th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, I'm honored to join Commission working to end human rights abuses in China: 1.usa.gov/11zVG7B

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

On 24th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, I'm honored to join Commission working to end human rights abuses in China: 1.usa.gov/11zVG7B

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

On 24th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, I'm honored to join Commission working to end human rights abuses in China: 1.usa.gov/11zVG7B

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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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