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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Jackie Walorski (R) @jackiewalorski

You just missed the chicken dance at the 1st Annual Team Jackie Dyngus Day Celebration #dynguswithJackie http://t.co/N7xGo1Is3i

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

@lonniehjackson3 @adelawagner1 NRA supported, oppose gun control, have concealed carry permit and a decent spread around center mass #ncsen

Jackie Walorski (R) @jackiewalorski

@JennaKnepper Thanks, Jenna! So glad you could come up. Hope you had a good time.

Tom Reed (R) @TomReedCongress

On my way to @ithacacollege to discuss the cost of college and the levels of indebtedness our nation’s graduates are facing #NY23

Mark Harris (R) @MarkHarris2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@crnies uh oh an @ncgop endorsement? CC @toddpoole ;)

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

I had the pleasure of touring Powell Industries today in Waynesville and meeting with it's owner, Mr. Powell. http://t.co/hM2y5LTTCk

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @UChiPolitics: Starting in 90 minutes… don’t miss @SenRandPaul with @davidaxelrod - you can watch it live HERE: http://t.co/V1wJ67UMj5 #IOPRand

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Igor Birman (R) @Igor_Birman

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Join us this Saturday 4/26 for the @teapartyca "Give Me Liberty" Bus Tour, Rally & BBQ in Rancho Cordova! #CA07 http://t.co/GHlwnHMlxB

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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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