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. Tom Rice (R)

Congressman Tom Rice (R) @RepTomRice

"May ur troubles be less & ur blessings be more & nothing but happiness come through ur door."Happy St.Patrick's Day http://t.co/PKkDh5bwj6

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Congressman Tom Rice (R) @RepTomRice

Have a safe & happy #NewYear! It was truly an honor to our community this year. Cheers to another great yr in #2015! http://t.co/8lcMxfHUvS

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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.