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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Curtis Coleman (R) @curtiscoleman

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @ArkCR: When Pryor isn't awkwardly avoiding press, it seems he is vacillating on late-term abortion. http://t.co/GlWs14nQ9p http://t.co/lo71zvhMd5

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Rep. Mike Kelly (R) @MikeKellyPA

Our Tax code is taking $ from hardworking taxpayers & giving it to special interests, visit http://t.co/33MmTNBGj1 to find out how to

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Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@hankpannell - Thanks for the follow, hank! Could I also ask that you follow @DwayneStovall? Look in to & support his campaign! Thanks!

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

SIGN MY PETITION today if you agree we need to stop the Benghazi cover-up! http://t.co/pGaPuGEMgz

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Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

RT @AsheSchow: But what does @RepJustinAmash think about Obama's NSA "reforms"? Answered - http://t.co/G9p1AcCd9Z

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Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Have you signed-up for my weekly roundup? If not, please visit http://t.co/cB2h9V8jY0. Check out this weeks message:https://t.co/yDHcKUb5Db

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Ellen Andel (R) @EllenAndel

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/Fm7im3cPYk

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/Lf6HcQSf1w

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/DbSFCaNSvr

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Evan Jenkins (R) @EvanJenkinsWV

I posted a new photo to Facebook http://t.co/9XugdalsDv

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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.

Get the archive data file.