New tool posts deleted congressional tweets

David Stegon
David Stegon Former staff reporter - FedScoop & StateScoop

David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.


PolitwoopsWatch what you tweet, because even the delete button won’t save you, especially if you’re in Congress.

The Sunlight Foundation recently launched Politwoops, a new tool that posts politicians' tweets that have been subsequently deleted. That could include anything from a simple spelling mistake that needs to be cleaned up to … other stuff.

The site already includes more than 3,000 tweets dating back more than seven months.

Some gems discovered include former Louisiana Governor and presidential aspirer Buddy Roemer wondering what the word "Fubar" meant.

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