Politwoops, the Tool for Tracking Politicians’ Deleted Tweets, is Coming Back To Twitter
Remember Politwoops? The popular tool, which journalists and media watchdogs used to track politicians’ deleted tweets on Twitter, is coming back.
As Talking Points points out, Twitter’s official blog broke the news on Thursday, saying the company was “pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement with The Sunlight Foundation and The Open State Foundation around Politwoops.”
Twitter killed the tool over the summer, but at the company’s October Flight conference, CEO Jack Dorsey fanned the flames of its triumphant return when he told attendees the company had “a responsibility to continue to empower organizations that bring more transparency to public dialogue, such as Politwoops.”
— Twitter Flight (@Flight) October 21, 2015
“We need to make sure we are serving all these organizations and developers in the best way, because that is what will make Twitter great,” he added.
Exactly how the program will come back remains to be seen, but Twitter’s blog emphasized its ongoing discussions with several organizations.
“We look forward to continuing our work with these important organizations,” it read, “and using Twitter to bring more transparency to public dialogue.”
[h/t Talking Points]
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