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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Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

RT @JoplinGlobe: President Barack Obama will deliver a pre-recorded message to the people of Joplin and Moore, Okla. http://t.co/tDKXzOtlPG

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Mike Rogers (R) @RepMikeRogersAL

Today's #TBT is me meeting with the 4 H in my DC office in June of 2009.

Frank LoBiondo (R) @RepLoBiondo

RT @pkcapitol: LoBiondo is a "no" if he had to vote today. Has "great problems" w/ #Syria plan. @TulsiGabbard is undecided but most of her voters opposed.

Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I invite everyone to join me for this Twitter Town Hall

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Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

ICYMI: Weber spoke to Ben Ferguson Show yesterday on the latest regarding #Syria. http://t.co/C7sMcuP588

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US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

Turner Statement on Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives

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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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