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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Paul DeMarco (R) @Paul_DeMarco

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We know the challenge of severe weather. Our prayers go to the people of Ark and we encourage everyone here to stay weather aware & be safe.

McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Join the McDaniel team at the Yazoo County Republican party, TOMORROW, April 29th, at 6:00 PM.

Rhonda Sivarajah (R) @rhonda4congress

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We will never forget the Holocaust and the millions of lives lost. http://t.co/1c9t2gxQoS #mngop http://t.co/EUJ4b855JS

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Dave Joyce (R) @DaveJoyceOH14

Are you looking for a way to get involved w/ our campaign? Click the link below & let us know! http://t.co/X0BuGslcRL http://t.co/CN1EOXjwWS

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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.