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. Anna Eshoo (D)

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

Thrilled for the America's kids that the House voted to approve my #SafeMedsForKids bill yesterday. http://t.co/yHObQRMO

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Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

RT @Swiftstories: Apparently unhappy with the public reception to its new privacy policy, #Google gets a little snippy: http://t.co/qFUwUd08

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

RT @kitchengirl: Seriously? Anna Eshoo is speaking at the FB small business event today. Cool.

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

RT @JIMWICh: Props to my Congressperson, Rep. Anna Eshoo ( @RepAnnaEshoo ) for fighting against SOPA! http://t.co/8YJO2N3v

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

RT @makejdm: The CALM Act, and FCC's implementation of it, hits the WSJ: http://t.co/tUOVh90t (columnist Ralph Gardner)

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

I can't thank @shsatherton students enough for the fabulous handmade ornaments they made for our Christmas tree! http://t.co/Pr1ZpgYI

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D) @RepAnnaEshoo

RT @OccupySMCounty: Congresswoman Anna Eshoo joined the Occupy Redwood City GA last night and proposed that Occupy Wall St.... http://t.co/BIUMMntv

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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.

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