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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Politicians We Follow

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

teambrewer Jan Brewer AZ Governor Republican inactive
Bridenstine4OK Jim Bridenstine OK House Representative Republican
RepJBridenstine Jim Bridenstine OK House Representative Republican
leebright Lee Bright SC Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Brikho2014 George Brikho MI House Challenger Republican inactive
gloria4congress Gloria Bromell-Tinubu SC House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepMoBrooks Mo Brooks AL House Representative Republican
Maggie4Congress Maggie Brooks NY House Challenger Republican inactive
SusanBrooksIN Susan Brooks IN House Representative Republican
SusanWBrooks Susan W Brooks IN House Representative Republican
SenatorBrophy Greg Brophy CO Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
RepPaulBrounMD Paul Broun GA House Representative Republican inactive
PaulBrounforGA Paul Broun GA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepCorrineBrown Corrine Brown FL House Representative Democrat
SenSherrodBrown Sherrod Brown OH Senator Democrat
USSenScottBrown Scott Brown MA Senator Republican inactive
JerryBrownGov Edmund "Jerry" Brown CA Governor Democrat
SherrodBrown Sherrod Brown OH Senator Democrat
SenScottBrown Scott Brown NH Senate Challenger Republican inactive
BrownforMD Anthony G. Brown MD Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive

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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.