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!

friendsoffarr Sam Farr CA House Representative Democrat
chakafattah Chaka Fattah PA House Representative Democrat
Fattah4Congress Chaka Fattah PA House Representative Democrat
russfeingold Russ Feingold WI Senate Challenger Democrat
SenFeinstein Dianne Feinstein CA Senator Democrat
JLFNY7 José Luis Fernández NY House Challenger Republican inactive
CongBobFilner Bob Filner CA House Representative Democrat inactive
bobfilner Bob Filner CA House Representative Democrat inactive
RepFincherTN08 Stephen Fincher TN House Representative Republican
StephenFincher Stephen Fincher TN House Representative Republican
RepChadFincher Chad Fincher AL House Challenger Republican inactive
CarlyFiorina Carly Fiorina VA Presidential Challenger Republican
DebFischer2012 Deb Fischer NE Senator Republican
SenatorFischer Deb Fischer NE Senator Republican
jimforcongress Jim Fischer NY House Challenger Republican inactive
markfisher2014 Mark Fisher MA Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
GoFitzGo Keith Fitzgerald FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepFitzpatrick Mike Fitzpatrick PA House Representative Republican
Fitzpatrickpa8 Mike Fitzpatrick PA House Representative Republican
JeffFlake Jeff Flake AZ Senator 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.