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!

SenCoonsOffice Chris Coons DE Senator Democrat
repjimcooper Jim Cooper TN House Representative Democrat
CoopForCongress Jim Cooper TN House Representative Democrat
GovernorCorbett Tom Corbett PA Governor Republican inactive
CorbettforGov Tom Corbett PA Governor Republican inactive
SenBobCorker Bob Corker TN Senator Republican
corkerfortn Bob Corker TN Senator Republican
JohnCornyn John Cornyn TX Senator Republican
TeamCornyn John Cornyn TX Senator Republican
RepJimCosta Jim Costa CA House Representative Democrat
JerryCostello Jerry Costello IL House Representative Democrat inactive
RyanACostello Ryan Costello PA House Representative Republican
RepRyanCostello Ryan Costello PA House Representative Republican
TomCottonAR Tom Cotton AR Senator Republican
SenTomCotton Tom Cotton AR Senator Republican
RepJoeCourtney Joe Courtney CT House Representative Democrat
JoeCourtneyCT Joe Courtney CT House Representative Democrat
mocowan Mo Cowan MA Senator Democrat inactive
SenMoCowan Mo Cowan MA Senator Democrat inactive
DavidCoxFL David Cox FL House 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.