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!

louiseslaughter Louise Slaughter NY House Representative Democrat
VoteLouiseNY Louise Slaughter NY House Representative Democrat
LamarSmithTX21 Lamar Smith TX House Representative Republican
RepAdamSmith Adam Smith WA House Representative Democrat
electadamsmith Adam Smith WA House Representative Democrat
TomSmithforPA Tom Smith PA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepAdrianSmith Adrian Smith NE House Representative Republican
JasonSmithMO Jason Smith MO House Representative Republican
BryanSmithID2 Bryan Smith ID House Challenger Republican inactive
RepJasonSmith Jason Smith MO House Representative Republican
RepChrisSmith Chris Smith NJ House Representative Republican
SmithTootie Tootie Smith OR House Challenger Republican inactive
GloreathaSmith Glo Smith FL House Challenger Republican inactive
TexansforLamar Lamar Smith TX House Representative Republican
SenatorSnowe Olympia J. Snowe ME Senator Republican inactive
OlympiasList Olympia J. Snowe ME Senator Republican inactive
RickSnuffer Rick Snuffer WV House Challenger Republican inactive
onetoughnerd Rick Snyder MI Governor Republican
RickForMI Rick Snyder MI Governor Republican
Rep_Southerland Steve Southerland FL House Representative Republican 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.