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. Ben Nelson (D)

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

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@kerreybob

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

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Reauthorizing Flood Insurance Protects Nebraskans http://t.co/cVWWLxuP

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

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Congratulations to Dwayne & Patricia Ohlrich, 2012 Nebraska Small Business Person of the Year! http://t.co/P6Wf5IDe

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

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I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album "May 23, 2012 Visit with Sandy Creek High School students" http://t.co/jtT8mwxL

Ben Nelson (D) @SenBenNelson

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@coreyspitzer That's too bad. I did a donate for local business that was working with a non-profit. PayPal was great to assist and timely.

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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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