Good news: Just in time for the elections, Twitter has decided to restore access to Politwoops, which archives politicians’ deleted tweets, in an effort to “bring more transparency to public dialogue.”
“In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be working behind the scenes to get Politwoops up and running,” said Jenn Topper of the Sunlight Foundation. “Stay tuned for more.”
— Fight for the Future (@fightfortheftr) December 31, 2015
— ADC (@aduignancabrera) January 2, 2016
— Dank Me (@margarita) December 31, 2015
— Engadget (@engadget) December 31, 2015
Interesting. Twitter backpedaled on killing Politiwoops. Good. https://t.co/b0mRqh5DWE
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 31, 2015
Sometimes it’s just an embarrassing typo that leads a politician or staffer to delete a tweet, but Politwoops has captured some gems over the years, like racy photos,pandas in a bathtub, and this up-close pic of a credit card.
— Nicko Margolies (@nickomargolies) August 21, 2014
New York Magazine collected some deleted tweets welcoming home deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) December 31, 2015
Wecome back Politwoops! We’ve missed you.