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. Challenger Gordon Ball (D)

Gordon Ball (D) @GordonBall4TN

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RT @dccc: RETWEET IF YOU VOTED TODAY! #1more http://t.co/CNgzzfXDSg

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Gordon Ball (D) @GordonBall4TN

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America’s growing society of fear: Paranoia, conspiracy theories and the “rise” of ebola http://t.co/1Mh9UGAML0 via

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Gordon Ball (D) @GordonBall4TN

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Ball turns up the heat on Alexander's no-debate stance - http://t.co/AurZxHCvqD #GoogleAlerts

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Gordon Ball (D) @GordonBall4TN

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Join Gordon tonight from 5:00 to 6:30 at Mafiaoza's for a fundraiser! We need your helping to stay Tennessee strong.

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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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