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. Bill Foster (D)

Bill Foster (D) @RepBillFoster

I'm sharing my favorite book, Albert Einstein's The Meaning of Relativity, with Indian Prairie Library @ipplinfo http://t.co/KOhjoJfzwN

Bill Foster (D) @RepBillFoster

Talked about why we need to #RaiseTheWage today in Aurora w/ @DickDurbin and Mayor Weisner http://t.co/Ub4m5Ve8pE

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Bill Foster (D) @RepBillFoster

No one who works full time should be living in poverty. #RaiseTheWage #Timefor1010

Bill Foster (D) @RepBillFoster

RT @RedCross: You can support #Moore response & other disasters by txting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at http://t.co/vPTDHzGzOI

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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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