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Twitter blocks developer API access for Politwoops; Why?

Twitter will no longer provide online archive of deleted tweets by US politicians Politwoops access to Twitter API, reports Gawker. The microblogging major told the publication that "preserving deleted Tweets violates our developer agreement." It also said that they "strongly support Sunlight’s mission of increasing transparency in politics and using civic tech and open data to hold government accountable to constituents." Quite convenient, isn't it? Politwoops has been around since 2012, what was Twitter doing all this while? However, to be fair to them, point number 2 (f) under the Guiding Principles of Twitter's Developer Agreement & Policy mentions that: Only surface Twitter activity as it surfaced on Twitter. For example, your Service should execute the unfavorite and delete actions by removing all relevant Content, not by publicly displaying to other users that the Tweet is no longer favorited or…

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