Good news: Just in time for the elections, Twitter hasdecided 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,” saidJenn Topper of the Sunlight Foundation.“Stay tuned for more.”
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.
New York Magazine collected some deleted tweets welcoming home deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
Wecome back Politwoops! We’ve missed you.