Do deleted comments exist anywhere?

My recent question about Trump's January 6 speech had this comment:

If I am sitting by a deep swimming pool and see an unsupervised toddler child playing close to the edge - and then watch the child fall in and drown, and do absolutely nothing to prevent it - I am, certainly under English law, guilty of a crime.

I was about to reply to it, but the comment is no longer there, and I don't remember who made it.

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Not for normal users. Moderators can see them, however.

One small exception would be that if the comment was posted, but not deleted, before the previous Sunday at around 03:00 UTC, it would be able to be queried via the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, which receives a snapshot of the network's current state at that time.


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