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!

MarkTakano Mark Takano CA House Representative Democrat
RepMarkTakano Mark Takano CA House Representative Democrat
ttancredo Tom Tancredo CO Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
AbelJTapia Abel Tapia CO House Challenger Democrat inactive
DannyTarkanian Danny Tarkanian NV House Challenger Republican inactive
AngelForRI Angel Taveras RI Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
Taylor4USSenate Chad Taylor KS Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
ZephyrTeachout Zephyr Teachout NY Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
AnnetteTeijeiro Annette Teijeiro NV House Challenger Republican inactive
NatalieTennant Natalie Tennant WV Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
NatalieforWV Natalie Tennant WV Senate Challenger Democrat inactive
LEETERRYNE Lee Terry NE House Representative Republican inactive
voteterry Lee Terry NE House Representative Republican inactive
jontester Jon Tester MT Senator Democrat
SenatorTester Jon Tester MT Senator Democrat
CongressmanGT Glenn "GT" Thompson PA House Representative Republican
BennieGThompson Bennie Thompson MS House Representative Democrat
TommyForHealth Tommy G. Thompson WI Senate Challenger Republican inactive
fredthompsonfor Fred Thompson OR House Challenger Republican inactive
RepThompson Mike Thompson CA 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.