October 18, 2021

Politwoops: “Sanders Tops 2016 Field in Newly Deleted Tweets”

Politwoops returned to service in the USA about one month ago via the Sunlight Foundation.

From The Hill:

Presidential contenders are finding it impossible to quietly delete tweets on social media.

A tool that archives politician’s deleted tweets came back online in late January and has recorded candidates deleting hundreds of tweets.

Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders tops the list, with 58 deletions from January to March 4. In many of those cases, though, he just deleted retweets of others’ social media posts. On the GOP side, John Kasich tops the list, with 31, ahead of the race’s front-runner, Donald Trump, who has 28 deletions.

Politwoops has recorded high-profile deletions that captured press attention and sparked controversy or ridicule.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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