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. Robert Aderholt (R)

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

@Cliff_Sims ...I am pretty sure that laser beams could shoot out of FLOTUS' eyes #SchoolLunch + Obama's scowl? #DHS #DontShutDownOurSecurity

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

After work inspired generations Alabama treasure Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', dies at 103: http://t.co/8ZIMQz1ste

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Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

@jasoninthehouse Good job Jason on Meet the Press explaining #Benghazi is not about politics but pursuing truth; an Amer. Man died #WorthIt

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

Here is wishing you and your loved ones a safe and festive Independence Day! Over two hundred and twenty five... http://t.co/3hOjFQHe36

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Rep. Robert Aderholt (R) @Robert_Aderholt

Just a reminder about Congressman Aderholt's Official Congressional Facebook Page comments policy: Comments are... http://t.co/7rt1SVODsK

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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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