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The Curious Case Of An Australian Politician's Deleted Tweets

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Using Politwoops, a website that stores politicians' deleted tweets, BuzzFeed News noticed Danby was digging deep through his timeline to delete tweets and un-retweet others which ragged on Corbyn.

One of the tweets read "Corbyn must go". Another referred to "idiot Corbynistas". With just a few weeks until the UK general election, all of Danby's anti-Corbyn tirades were scrubbed.

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One of the reasons Danby appears to be critical of Corbyn is because of the Labor MP's strong views on Israel. One of the tweets accused Corbyn of being a "Hamas and Hezbollah supporter".

BuzzFeed News contacted Danby about why he had deleted his past anti-Corbyn tweets. The MP blamed one of his staffers for "miss-interpolation" with regards to a request he'd made to clean up his timeline.


Mark Di Stefano is a Media and Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

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