Twitter Give access to politicians delete tweets again


The micro-blogging site Twitter has reversed its contentious decision to ban famous tool Politwoops that archived politicians’ deleted social media updates to bring more transparency to public dialogue.

Politwoops is the only including collection of deleted tweets by politicians that offers a window into what they hoped you did not see.


Twitters new CEO Jack Dorsey in October last year said that responsibilities of twitter to developers and users in the areas of government transparency and also he says we have a responsibility to continue to manupulate organizations that bring more transparency to public dialogue, such as Politwoops.

Colin Crowell, vice president for global public policy tweet his last post on Thursday in that he  wrote that the company is glad to announce an concord  with the Sunlight Foundation and the Open State Foundation around Politwoops.

According to the watchdog group the Sunlight Foundation Politwoops is supposed to be accessible in the “coming days and weeks”. Politwoops is an important tool for holding our public officials, including peoples and elected or appointed by public officials, accountable for the statements they make.  Jenn Topper revealed that they are glad that we have been able to reach an agreement with Twitter to bring it back online both in the US and internationally.

Arjan El Fassed added that “Our next step is now to continue and expand our work to enable the public to hold public officials accountable for their public statements,” director of watchdog group Open State Foundation that launched Politwoops in more than 30 countries since 2010.


Now a day’s Twitter becomes a major platform for political discourse, it is necessary that politicians and public official’s tweets remain online and accessible to the general public.

Crowell noted that they look towards to continuing our work with these important organizations and using Twitter to bring more transparency to public dialogue.

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