Stand up for free expression and transparency with a tweet to turn Politwoops back on! Then sign the petition to the right.
Twitter just turned off an essential tool to hold politicians accountable in 32 countries. In a rash decision, the company revoked the ability of Politwoops to use its Application Programming Interface, or API. This innovative platform allowed groups around the world to see tweets deleted by politicians. From the U.S. to Australia, and from Holland to Korea, civil society organizations and journalists have used Politwoops to understand the views of elected officials and candidates. It is important for transparency, accountability, and for free expression.
But Twitter has turned it off. Send these tweets to key figures at Twitter to support Politwoops:
Step up for accountability @jack and turn #Politwoops back on. Politicians don't get a free pass! #transparency #FreeExpression
Step up for #transparency @policy and turn #Politwoops back on. Politicians don't get a free pass! #FreeExpression
Step up for accountability @twitterapi and turn #Politwoops back on. Politicians don't get a free pass! #transparency #FreeExpression
Want to do more? Sign our petition.
Politwoops is an important tool for transparency and accountability in the digital age. We can’t let politicians get a free pass. I call on you to immediately restore access for Politwoops to the Twitter API in every country around the world.