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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House Rep. Brad Sherman (D)

Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

Find these people!! //Very Clear Video of Alleged Package Thieves Caught in the Act #dc #crime http://t.co/4KeHpAwEZx

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Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

Seems cruel, but the dog is cute // NoMa Apartment Building Will Offer Communal Dog http://t.co/d7GSBOq5bT via @

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Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

Looking forward to working with you! MT @KNX1070: "I want to be a working mayor of and in the San Fernando Valley" - Mayor @ericgarcetti

Brad Sherman (D) @BradSherman

RT @shermanoaksnc: January 9, 6:15 p.m. Dessert Reception with Cong. Brad Sherman. Board meeting to follow with former LA City Coun......

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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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