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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Rep. Challenger Todd Long (R)

Todd Long (R) @ToddLongLaw

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RT @FloridaJayhawk: Democrats control 2/3 of the Government. Bite me. You communist pigs are lying to the people & you know it. Ignorant people are blinded.

Todd Long (R) @ToddLongLaw

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Todd Long 4 Congress (R) @ToddLongLaw

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Help get a speaking slot at #FreePAC tomorrow. Tweet @mkibbe @FreedomWorks and ask them why they wont stand up to Alan Grayson!

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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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