Search runs of of a different database then the REST API. Currently deleted
statuses do not get propagated to the Search database. It is a know issue:

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 04:31, fiskeben <> wrote:

> Hi,
> When searching using geocod, max_id, pagination and since (I included
> them all since I don't know which is/may be causing the problem) I get
> duplicate results and/or deleted tweets.
> For example:
> This search returns several duplicates of the same tweet but with
> different IDs:
> (search for the hashtag #ifiwonthelottoiwould). For instance, IDs
> 4593343571 and 4593689550 look the same but only one of them exists.
> Now, this may have been a spammer or a person who doesn't use Twitter
> properly, but still the deleted/non existent tweets shouldn't appear
> in a search result?
> I experience this for other users as well. Take for example this
> search:
> and see the IDs 4592172223 and 4592163538.
> Am I doing something wrong?

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