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!

CollinsNY27 Chris Collins NY House Representative Republican
Douglas_Collins Doug Collins GA House Representative Republican
RepChrisCollins Chris Collins NY House Representative Republican
RepDougCollins Doug Collins GA House Representative Republican
MikeCollinsGA Mike Collins GA House Challenger Republican inactive
collins4senator Susan Collins ME Senator Republican
nancyacollins47 Nancy Adams Collins MS House Challenger Republican inactive
HenryColon2014 Henry Colon FL House Challenger Republican inactive
BarbaraComstock Barbara Comstock VA House Representative Republican
RepComstock Barbara Comstock VA House Representative Republican
ConawayTX11 Mike Conaway TX House Representative Republican
CongerforOregon Jason Conger OR Senate Challenger Republican inactive
GerryConnolly Gerry Connolly VA House Representative Democrat
ElectConnolly Gerry Connolly VA House Representative Democrat
BillConnorSC Bill Connor SC Senate Challenger Republican inactive
repjohnconyers John Conyers MI House Representative Democrat
johnconyersjr John Conyers MI House Representative Democrat
joinpaulcook Paul Cook CA House Representative Republican
RepPaulCook Paul Cook CA House Representative Republican
ChrisCoons Chris Coons DE Senator Democrat

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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.