Public figures' deleted tweets
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PolitiTweet preserves the public record by archiving the tweets of major public figures and prominently displaying those that have been deleted.

View the site at polititweet.org or read the source code on GitHub.

Media Coverage

Nightly News with Lester Holt: “Wide Range of Celebrities Accidentally Tweeted Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election” — “Famous Twitter users with big followers, from Ivanka Trump to comedians Trevor Noah and Sarah Silverman, inadvertently shared tweets that came from accounts linked to Russia, according to social media tracker PolitiTweet.”

NBC News: “Russian Trolls Duped Global Media And Nearly 40 Celebrities” — “Celebrities and global news outlets retweeted, republished and engaged with tweets by confirmed Kremlin-linked troll accounts thousands of times.” (PolitiTweet named as primary source.)

CNN: “Twitter to tell 677,775 people they interacted with Kremlin-linked trolls” — “Twitter will inform nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. that they either followed a Kremlin-linked troll account, or retweeted or liked a tweet sent by one of the accounts, the social media company said Friday.” (PolitiTweet linked as source.)

The Daily Beast: “Michael Flynn Followed Russian Troll Accounts, Pushed Their Messages in Days Before Election” — “Trump’s notoriously Kremlin-friendly national security adviser amplified Russian messages right when they mattered most—in the days leading up to Nov. 8, 2016.”

Bellingcat: “Как кремлевский тролль обманул всю Америку” — Russian investigative journalism piece exposing the propaganda account @TEN_GOP (and cites/is sourced by PolitiTweet). Written by Ben Nimmo and the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).

New York Daily News: “President Trump, Nicki Minaj, Ann Coulter among hundreds of thousands duped by Russian Twitter bots” — “Don. Jr has since deleted the February 2017 retweet from @TEN_GOP, but not before nearly 10,000 other social media users shared it, according to PolitiTweet, an online tool published by the nonpartisan, nonprofit tech organization, PolitiWatch.”

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