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January 04, 2013

What your lawmaker didn't want you to see

The open government Sunlight Foundation is up with Politwoops, an archive of deleted tweets published by members of Congress and governors.

The foundation's Nicko Margolies writes that during 2012, "campaigns amassed followers and utilized Twitter as another medium to encourage votes for each candidate. Following the election these accounts take any number of turns, some becoming campaign accounts of the newly elected members, some transitioning to personal accounts for unsuccessful candidates and others deleted completely.

"Many losing campaigns took the easy way out with an unceremonious deletion," he wrote, "Wiping any and all trace of unsuccessful bids for office."

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