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!

RepDonBeyer Don Beyer VA House Representative Democrat
JoeBiden Joe Biden DC Vice President Democrat
SeanBielat Sean Bielat MA House Challenger Republican inactive
JudyBiggert Judy Biggert IL House Representative Republican inactive
Biggert2012 Judy Biggert IL House Representative Republican inactive
BilbrayCA50 Brian Bilbray CA House Representative Republican inactive
erinbilbray Erin Bilbray NV House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepGusBilirakis Gus Bilirakis FL House Representative Republican
bilirakis Gus Bilirakis FL House Representative Republican
KurtBills Kurt Bills MN Senate Challenger Republican inactive
MarkBircherFL Mark Bircher FL House Challenger Republican inactive
Igor_Birman Igor Birman CA House Challenger Republican inactive
SanfordBishop Sanford D. Bishop Jr. GA House Representative Democrat
Bishop4Congress Sanford D. Bishop Jr. GA House Representative Democrat
TimBishopNY Tim Bishop NY House Representative Democrat inactive
TimBishop2014 Tim Bishop NY House Representative Democrat inactive
VoteBishop2012 Rob Bishop UT House Representative Republican
RepRobBishop Rob Bishop UT House Representative Republican
MikeBishopMI Mike Bishop MI House Representative Republican
ElectMikeBishop Mike Bishop MI 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.