In August, 2015, Twitter shut down the Politwoops service and its sister site Diplotwoops that tracked politicians’ deleted tweets. Twitter revoked access to its API for all Politwoops sites in 30 countries around the world, citing terms of service violations.
In a move to preserve all of those deleted tweets, Open State has uploaded its archive of tweets to the Internet Archive.
In a move to preserve the public record for everyone, Open State has uploaded its complete Politwoops archive of deleted tweets by politicians to the Internet Archive. The archive consists of 1,106187 deleted tweets by 10,404 politicians collected in 35 countries and parliaments over a period of five years.
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