The Week on Politwoops: Cases of Unintended Transparency


A image that was deleted from the Twitter feed of Debra Hobbs, a Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas.Welcome to another review of recent notable deleted tweets from politicians captured by Politwoops.

Politwoops was a part of an article in Digital Trends earlier this week that discussed an interesting study from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and covered the many reasons politicians have chosen to delete their tweets. It included an example of a messaging change from Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who removed a tweet in September about Obama’s energy policy with the term “job-killing War on Coal” and changed it to “economy-hurting War on Coal” in the still-live version.

As always, stay tuned to Politwoops for the latest messaging changes from politicians. Latest additions include Neil Riser and Vance McAllister who recently advanced to a runoff in the special election for Louisiana’s 5th district.