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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CarterforCongress (R) @Carter4Congress

10 tweeps followed (thank you!) and 2 unfollowed (goodbye!) me in the past week. Thank you http://t.co/VSP4evlyJG.

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Congratulations to @BradleyByrne for becoming the GOP nominee for Alabama’s 1st Congressional District! #AL01

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Apoyamos ley d adopcion @repjohnlewis @sengillibrand. Orientacion sexual d padres no impide q ninos tengan familias.

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Congrats to my newest colleague @BradleyByrne ! Looking forward to welcoming him to the House. #AL01

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Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
We are very excited to launch the new look and format of our website! Please take a moment to visit and let us... http://t.co/2f2EJRInIn

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Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Congrats to the Jefferson County Clerk's office on the opening of the Bobbie Holsclaw location http://t.co/EUVUxKF6nZ

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Frank D. Lucas (R) @FrankDLucas

Today I'll host town meetings in Caddo, Blaine, & Kingfisher Counties. View the schedule here! http://t.co/wo82ru6GL3

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Ron George (R) @RonGeorge2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @AgentM: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist lead to #TheDefenders on @Netflix in 2015: http://t.co/qJmLZhMukC

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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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