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. Scott DesJarlais (R)

Scott DesJarlais (R) @DesJarlaisTN04

RT @warrentnGOP: We would like to express our support for @DesJarlaisTN04 for the Fourth District of Tennessee! #GoVote #GOP

Scott DesJarlais (R) @DesJarlaisTN04

Stop what you're doing now and read "The Shooter," the man who shot bin Laden http://t.co/H5Q3lkP9 via @CIRonline

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Scott DesJarlais (R) @DesJarlaisTN04

RT @dmataconis: Brian Schatz will be the first non Asian-American to represent Hawaii in the Senate.

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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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