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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Fred Upton (R) @UptonForAllOfUs

@skap5 Enter to win a $200 Amazon gift card by filling out this InsideSources survey: http://t.co/qYm2cJicgH http://t.co/iBDg1mpfLT

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RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

RT @bterris: "Obviously the bus isn't ready" says a guy walking past as Ready for Hillary staffers crawl under bus try and fix it http://t.co/Ogdr8PM9rb

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET and sign the petition if you agree President Obama should not have broken the law. http://t.co/it6C04OvnG http://t.co/Hgy6zdjFur

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Doug Ose (R) @DougOse

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
#CA07 voters deserve 5 debates to hear the difference between Congressman Bera's & my vision for a stronger America https://t.co/7oRrDpZUU3

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Eric Cantor fundraising for my opponent today in Long Island. Say NO to Cantor and RINO Lee Zeldin. #tcot #teaparty

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

RT @netanyahu: Whoever hoped that the Palestinian unity between Fatah and Hamas would moderate Hamas is mistaken.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Today we celebrate and remember all of the lessons we have learned from our fathers. #HappyFathersDay! http://t.co/LvUQFPH5jt

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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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