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. Raul Ruiz (D)

Raul Ruiz (D) @CongressmanRuiz

This #LaborDay, we honor the hard work of countless American families whose commitment & drive shape this country making it what it is today

Raul Ruiz (D) @CongressmanRuiz

Join me in taking a stand against bullying for #LGBTQ youth. On #SpiritDay, I am proud to stand with #GLAAD! http://t.co/kuHcW3J4RI

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Raul Ruiz (D) @CongressmanRuiz

Full house at VFW Post 739 in Indio for our #Vets Forum. Thank you to all who attended! http://t.co/7V2JaF2X4q

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Dr. Raul Ruiz (D) @Dr_RaulRuiz

Hmmm... #CA36 RT @ToluseO Spotted at tonight's debate: Sen. Haridopolos, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mary Bono Mack

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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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