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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Ron George (R) @RonGeorge2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @mdreps: Martin O'Malley and the Democrats have raised taxes 54 times for $2.8 billion. That's almost $2,000 per Maryland... http://t.co/ZJZC40hIpC

Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

My office is on a call with local Lake County officials about flood damage. If you need to report damage please call 211.

Dave Joyce (R) @RepDaveJoyce

My office is working with local Lake County officials on helping those with flood damage.Please call my office at 440.352.3939 for more info

Bob McDonnell (R) @BobMcDonnell

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @mmeyerstpc: Gotta agree w/@reedgalen, others-this mobile polling app has a lot going for it- check out @cmarinucci piece at http://t.co/N0FdH9MEzw

Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

@MattBevin Over 100? Not even 100 w/ press...

Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Enjoyed meeting Arkansan Chad Pekron this afternoon. Thanks for stopping by! #AR http://t.co/cnf2To7aDc

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Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

Earlier today, the House observed a moment of silence for John Gibson and J.J. Chestnut. These two Capitol Police officers were killed in...

Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

Want to take a virtual tour of the Scioto Valley? Thanks to a team at @ShawneeState, there’s an app for that! http://t.co/GTicpexqKz

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R) @RepChrisStewart

RT @HouseScience: Members question scientific integrity of #EPA hydraulic fracturing studies http://t.co/JB9hZNuDme @RepChrisStewart @CynthiaLummis #fracking

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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.

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