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. Elizabeth Warren (D)

Elizabeth Warren (D) @SenWarren

RT @MassEMA: For location specific weather warnings, download our Massachusetts Alerts app #iOS & #Android: http://t.co/52EGMzEWMb http://t.co/UBrYgiaiIX

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Elizabeth Warren (D) @elizabethforma

Jumped on the phones at IBEW 103 in Dorchester to get out the vote! Volunteer now near you: http://t.co/K0niXexA #masen http://t.co/yNf5l2oC

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Elizabeth Warren (D) @elizabethforma

2 hours left to vote in MA! If you're in line by 8pm, you must be allowed to vote. Look up your polling location now: http://t.co/KE5A5ncu

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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.