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!

FlakeforSenate Jeff Flake AZ Senator Republican
RepChuck Chuck Fleischmann TN House Representative Republican
chuck4congress Chuck Fleischmann TN House Representative Republican
RepFleming John Fleming LA House Representative Republican
FlemingforLA John Fleming LA House Representative Republican
RepBillFlores Bill Flores TX House Representative Republican
Flores4Congress Bill Flores TX House Representative Republican
MikeFoley4Gov Mike Foley NE Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
TomFoleyCT Tom Foley CT Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
Randy_Forbes Randy Forbes VA House Representative Republican
RepRandyForbes Randy Forbes VA House Representative Republican
JeffFortenberry Jeff Fortenberry NE House Representative Republican
luisfortuno51 Luis G. Fortuño PR Governor Republican inactive
Foster4Congress Bill Foster IL House Representative Democrat
RepBillFoster Bill Foster IL House Representative Democrat
johnfoustva John Foust VA House Challenger Democrat inactive
virginiafoxx Virginia Foxx NC House Representative Republican
foxxforcongress Virginia Foxx NC House Representative Republican
LoisFrankel Lois Frankel FL House Representative Democrat
RepLoisFrankel Lois Frankel FL House Representative 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.