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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

James Lankford (R) @jameslankford

Learn more about how to participate in my telephone Town Hall on Tuesday! #TeamLankford #OKsen http://t.co/RB660xEXJ5

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Frank LoBiondo (R) @RepLoBiondo

Don't think I could ever do the "business traveler" thing - eating in hotel bars alone is depressing.

Rep Robert Pittenger (R) @reppittenger

Providence Day School - 'Webmail' now 'Charger Apps' http://t.co/USYqR9IK27

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Rep Tim Walberg (R) @RepWalberg

The "new normal" is unacceptable. Retweet if you agree. http://t.co/oh36fmlBTh

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Today's hearing on the #NorthernIreland Peace Process will convene at 2:00PM. Tune in here: http://t.co/rqFzq23UZo

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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

•SASC Subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities begins at 2:15 PM

Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

Watch SASC Hearing on US Special Operations Command Live here: http://t.co/XKlTNiHe2Q

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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.