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!

Nickfornewyork Nick Di iorio NY House Challenger Republican inactive
MarioDB Mario Diaz-Balart FL House Representative Republican
MarioDBCamp Mario Diaz-Balart FL House Representative Republican
JMDickersonSC Joyce Dickerson SC Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
RepNormDicks Norm Dicks WA House Representative Democrat inactive
norm4congress Norm Dicks WA House Representative Democrat inactive
PaulDietzel Paul Dietzel LA House Challenger Republican inactive
dillesquire Cynthia Dill ME Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
JohnDingell John Dingell MI House Representative Democrat inactive
TeamDingell John Dingell MI House Representative Democrat inactive
debdingell Debbie Dingell MI House Representative Democrat
RepDebDingell Debbie Dingell MI House Representative Democrat
Djou4Hawaii Charles Djou HI House Challenger Republican inactive
DodgeforSenate Andrew Ian Dodge ME Senate Challenger Other inactive
RepLloydDoggett Lloyd Doggett TX House Representative Democrat
LloydDoggettTX Lloyd Doggett TX House Representative Democrat
Doheny4Congress Matt Doheny NY House Challenger Republican inactive
MattDoheny2014 Matt Doheny NY House Challenger Republican inactive
Doherty2012 Brendan Doherty RI House Challenger Republican inactive
RepDold Robert J. Dold IL House Representative Republican

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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.