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. Derek Kilmer (D)

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Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) @RepDerekKilmer

RT @bscanlanCSPAN: Just :34 seconds! MT @CraigCaplan House approves the "doc fix" bill by voice vote. Rep. Womack in the chair. http://t.co/257PphAtw2 @cspan

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Derek Kilmer (D) @DerekKilmer

Tody #WhatWomenWant is equal pay for equal work. Become a citizen cosponsor of the paycheck fairness act http://t.co/9ayPCc0t25

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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.