Twitter has reached an agreement with transparency organizations to restore the tool that archived lawmakers’ deleted tweets around the world.
The company announced Thursday that it had negotiated an agreement with the Sunlight Foundation and the Open State Foundation — the two groups that ran the archiving tool known as Politwoops. The move is a reversal after the company essentially killed off the tool earlier this year.
“We’re glad that we’ve been able to reach an agreement with Twitter to bring it back online both in the US and internationally,” the Sunlight Foundation said in a statement.
After years of allowing Politwoops to operate, Twitter earlier this year unexpectedly revoked use of its API, which gave access to Twitter’s stream and allowed developers to build the deletion archive around it.