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!

SoutherlandFL02 Steve Southerland FL House Representative Republican inactive
Sparks4Congress Daniel Sparks MS House Challenger Republican inactive
RepSpeier Jackie Speier CA House Representative Democrat
JackieSpeier Jackie Speier CA House Representative Democrat
Spilka4Congress Karen Spilka MA House Challenger Democrat inactive
SenStabenow Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat
stabenow Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat
TeamStabenow Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat
jay_stamper Jay Stamper SC Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
petestark Pete Stark CA House Representative Democrat inactive
RepCliffStearns Cliff Stearns FL House Representative Republican inactive
congstearns Cliff Stearns FL House Representative Republican inactive
EliseStefanik Elise Stefanik NY House Representative Republican
RepStefanik Elise Stefanik NY House Representative Republican
RepChrisStewart Chris Stewart UT House Representative Republican
StewartForUtah Chris Stewart UT House Representative Republican
RepSteveStivers Steve Stivers OH House Representative Republican
stevestivers Steve Stivers OH House Representative Republican
StockmanSenate Steve Stockman TX House Representative Republican inactive
SteveWorks4You Steve Stockman TX 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.