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Twitter Revives Politwoops: Tool Tracking Politicians' Deleted Tweets

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By    |   Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 12:29 PM

Twitter is bringing back Politwoops, a watchdog site that tracked politicians' deleted tweets, after killing it off over the summer.

In a blog post Thursday, Twitter announced it'd reached an agreement with The Sunlight Foundation and The Open State Foundation, which administered the U.S. version of Politwoops, about the political watchdog.

"This agreement is great news for those who believe that the world needs more transparency," Arjan El Fassed, director of Open State Foundation, said in a statement included in the announcement.

Politwoops revoked The Sunlight Foundation's access to its developer, API, last August, arguing that preserving deleted tweets was a violation of the company's developer agreement, Politico reports.

But Twitter founder Jack Dorsey later said he'd reconsider the decision, with Thursday's blog post reprinting his remark at an October conference that "we have a responsibility to continue to empower organizations that bring more transparency to public dialogue, such as Politwoops."

Politwoops tracked deleted social media mishaps from politicians and public officials in more than 30 countries — including one from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who tweeted about bongs thanks to autocorrect, Talking Points Memo reports.

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