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For 4 days, I captured more 700K tweets with the words "gilets jaunes" or the hashtags #GiletsJaunes.

In this thread, we will see how #bots, a #QAnon lover and a "French" #AntiSioniste try to amplify the movement of the Yellow Vests

As always, an explanation of the graph is needed:
- a node is a twitter profile.
- an edge is a retweet of a tweet with "Gilets Jaunes" or #GiletsJaunes in the text
- the size of the node has been calculated with the Pagerank algorithm
In this photo, I isolated the 8 most influential Twitter profiles of a community. This photo is particularly interesting because of the interactions between the nodes.
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Here are some more #Saudi #khashoggi related twitter bots.
I don't have time to analyze all of them, so there may be false positives, some might be commercial bots. I sat on the list for a while and twitter eventually found about half of them.
some of the accounts are shockingly old.
if twitter 😉 is going to suspend them they should.
Give researchers a couple of days to look at them.
Check what the bots are retweeting and kill the "full network" not just these accounts.
Check the F/F of the bots to get all of them.
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While looking at the #GiletsJaunes hashtag I ran across 1300 what look to be Pro-#Erdogan #Turkish 🇹🇷 #bots
They older accounts using "twitter for ipad" to retweet.

#Turkey #wel
The bots are set to retweet some anti-#Soros tweets, stuff about #MBS ? and politics that I have no clue about.
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[Thread] ⚠️ Small warning about Bots/automated strategies on TradingView - even if you're not a developer some of you may be thinking of subscribing to someone's paid-for bot after seeing their apparently impressive results, you should read this first..

#bots #tradingview #ats
I've done fairly extensive research here: T.V.s backtester is a bit buggy making its backtest results questionable. These bugs can manifest in many spurious 'false positives' here's what I've found:
#1 Heikin-Ashi; this is a well known problem. HA candles can be useful in a bot's algo. But their Open & Close price is not the same as the *real* O & C and it's the HA values which T.V. uses to calculate profit & loss. It can be wildly wrong and produce runaway false positives.
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After the threads from @conspirator0 and @propornot re: @propornotapp (now suspended), decided to look for any interesting breadcrumbs they may have left behind. Wound up learning about #Nationalist parties of Bulgaria and a few other tidbits. #osint #bots #disinformation
First thing that turned up was this article from the site newsbeezer(.)com (site title: Bulgaria Evening News). As you can see in the screenshot, @PropOrNotApp is quoted discussing conditions during fires in neighboring Greece. Sure, why not?
What else is on this site? Well, they appear to be big fans of the National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria, normally abbreviated to NFSB, though oddly they seem to alternate the abbreviation between NFFS and NPSB. Neither appear affiliated with another political party.
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A rant thread, because I am pissed off.
I’m tired of being told that I must “respect” a gerrymandered referendum won by wealthy bigots with backhanders, bullshit, #bots, the BBC & Boris Johnson, a man of no principles whatsoever, whom I despise with all my heart.
those who happily take our taxes & our votes to uphold & protect our democracy as Parliamentarians, have instead stood by wringing their hands, as it is dismantled. With very few honourable exceptions, they have not only ignored & tacitly accepted the law-breaking uncovered
by the Electoral Commission, but have meekly prostrated themselves before the very worst elements in the Tory & Labour parties, & wannabes like Farage & Banks. All in the name of “respecting” that which they should condemn.
The extremists, radicals, racists & reprobates
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I've been working on two big projects for several months, one is finally finished tonight. #QAnon network visualizations:…
#QAnon trends appear to be connected to Twitter rooms, high-volume accounts and a conservative political marketing firm called AppSame.

This is a user-to-user @gephi graph of 51,437 #QAnon tweets  from May 3 to May 11… #dataviz
I constantly find high-volume accounts in certain hashtags and they are present in #QAnon networks. These high-volume accounts are hubs in Twitter networks. Here’s what some of the high-volume hubs look like in 8 days of #QAnon tweets from May 3 to May 11…
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@JustinTrudeau Watch:
Nearly 1/3 of all RT's on this tweet are #Bots.
Go ahead - Look.
Nearly 1/3 of all positive comments regarding PMJT are #Fake accounts.
Click on them - Look.
#SocialEngineering is happening right in front of you. You are being manipulated.
@JustinTrudeau Wattch. A simple screenshot and then click on the supporters. You'll see that most are fake. #SocialEngineering
You are being #Manipulated
Let me demonstrate: 1. ➡
@JustinTrudeau Wattch. A simple screenshot and then click on the supporters. You'll see that most are fake. #SocialEngineering
You are being #Manipulated
Let me demonstrate: 2. ➡
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Remember when conservatives got the # trending to release the memo? Liberals were convinced that it was #Bots!

WE ARE NOT BOTS‼️ But they like to call us bots. They write software programs that identify real life people - conservatives- as bots to justify their censorship!
Conservatives! Listen up! Those apps that supposedly identify bots - they specifically target Trump supporters!

Don’t go around blocking & reporting your fellow conservatives based on the results of these stupid apps‼️

If you think an acct might be a bot, ask to phone them!
🙏🏻 There are apps like Telegram that allow for making a phone call without sharing your phone number or your email address.

Please don’t let these Resistance Liberals use you as a pawn in their mission to divide & silence conservatives‼️
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Let’s talk about the new #russianbot/#russianshill/#russiantroll/#altright darling, #walkaway for a bit, shall we, since clearly they’re pushing this as their new marketing campaign.

Now, it’s…#walkaway

(Christ, that’s a lot! They’re super gullible, enh? Heh)
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With the american midterms fast approaching I think it's important to point out twitter still has a political #bot problem.

Checking the #Elecciones2018 hashtag alone you can find a lot of bot accounts.
i'm going to just highlight what a few of them look like, these are just the ones using @TweetDeck to run fully automated accounts.
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I thought I would give a go at a nice little tweet thread today, sharing my key takeaways from #DWX18.
Monday started off with workshops from some amazing teachers like Dion Hinchcliffe, Tony Byrne, Rita Zonius, and Edward Taylor and Kevin Olp of @DWG. #DWX18 #KeyTakeaways
.@RitaZonius coached her attendees not focus on adoption. Build value and adoption will follow. This got me thinking that maybe we should rethink how we use that label in our efforts. #DWX18 #KeyTakeaways
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Thread zum Thema #AfD Trollfabrik:

Ich habe 10 der mir bekanntesten #noAfD-Accounts und deren Supporter etwas genauer angeschaut. Da ich so ziemlich bei allen gesperrt bin, hat mir mein Nachbar @AndiLutz80 dabei etwas geholfen.
Mein Hauptaugenmerk lag darauf, welchen Accounts die zehn Kandidaten folgen. Eines fiel mir sofort auf: @MalteKaufmann #MalteKaufmann (MK) folgt dreimal so vielen Accounts, wie die anderen neun zusammen das tun. Muß erst mal nichts heißen?!
AfD Ofizielle/Supporter - Anzahl der Accounts denen sie folgen

@MalteKaufmann 9400
@Beatrix_vStorch 710
@JensMaierAfD 540
@Alice_Weidel 520
@Joerg_Meuthen 500
@SteinbachErika 320
@KrahMax 300
@BjoernHoecke 160
@Uwe_Junge_MdL 150
@Steinhoefel 145
@PoggenburgAndre 80
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let's go on a #bothunt
You can still find most of these #russian #bots yourself.
And they did retweet during the #UK general election for Labour leader #JeremyCorbyn…
some clues are the date ranges provided and the account types
1st thing we do is check @jeremycorbyn's timeline. He only has 9k tweets so we should be able to get the tweet IDs for that date range(may-june 2017)
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After 70 years of imperial/neoliberal indoctrination the web of lies is so obviously absurde (9/11, Skripal, WH = ISIS, etc.), that it is dissoluting. The empathetic humanity connects, closes ranks and sends their eternal psychopathic rulers and their lackeys into nowhere land.
The "evil empire" is a lifelong three year old child. I certainly loved my children at that age too, however only because they created not only a surreal mess, but also made steady progress.

A great documentary about psychopathy and society:
The elite invented "democracy" to protect them from the empathetic people. The media are their means for misleading the people sedated by "democracy". This is definitely a bad thing since the people have become educated and the elite almost totally insane.
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Why would the chinese government or the russians be running twitter bot networks that retweet Turkish President Erdogan?
#bots #Turkey #Erdogan #Elections2018 #TurkeyElections #TurkishElections2018
i noticed #Lavrov was a trending hashtag of at the on the dashboard, and figured it would be interesting to check out. I usually don't find many bots doing this, but this time I did
I ran across these 30+ accounts all created on the same day, all with the same status, friends, followers, and favorites totals.
When you are scrolling through twitter data on a spreadsheet this never happened unless you have found some bots.
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Thread about 2 seemingly american accounts and their 60 support accounts.
While I can't be for sure, there is a very good chance these are russian operated.
#Bots #kermlinbots #RussianTrolls #TrumpRussia
all of the accounts in question are new, created around december 2017.
The two main accounts are DenudedMedia and denudedmedia1.
Both with pro-trump hashtags in their bios.
The automated accounts they use to retweet these two main accounts are all very similar.
They have names like "anna MAGA" and "lora MAGA".
Some so similar they have the same bio.
There are about 60 of them.…pps://
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ran across what initially looked like #bots while looking at some twitter data.
turns out they are just a set of what look like automated accounts ran by @rzazula
about 60 accounts total all with similar stats.
same names, and the MAGOP url in the bio.
Kinda funny that people tweet about shareblue running "shill" or sock puppet accounts when the GOP and right wingers have been doing it openly for years using networks like this axNVuOL86tT
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made the mistake of checking what these #bots were retweeting. it's really random. here are 100 tweets getting retweeted by russian or chinese bots.
not sure if these accounts know they are getting boosted by bots or not
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anyone know anything about this account? it is getting retweeted by #russain #bots
#SyriaStrikes #Syria
The account claims to be a writer for tv, but really tows the line for russian disinfo.
These bots all have their UI set to "ru" all created at the skHZoM0VY8M
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1) Friends, #Q post from yesterday indicates a plan to discredit #QAnon is being deployed. Here is what to watch for and expect.

They're panicked & desperate, recent events are starting to zero in on the #cabal's deepest secret. Some thoughts...

2) The recent #NYTimes op-ed on #Qanon was huge. Our response was magical. Measured, fact based, not R v D, and polite. #WeThePeople did a brilliant job. At last check it was over 700 comments and very few retwteets.

#GreatAwakenening #QArmy #Q #MAGA…
3) Keep this tactic alive. The new wave, per #Q's drop, will be coming from the ever grumpy #4chan which goes absolutely mental over any mention of #QAnon. So the tactic will be pitting the #Anons against each other, using #mediamatters in a coordination with the #MSM. #FakeNews
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Found a set of maybe 100 arabic retweet #Bots while looking at the #Duma hashtag.
They are all pretty new but very active. they use the API to retweet.
all the accounts have a grainy profile picture
all of them retweeted this:
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Again checking the #DeleteFacebook hashtag, reveals a network of about 500 spanish #bots.
I'm almost positive twitter doesn't even bother to look for non-english tweeting bots.…
in the initial data pull they gave themselves away by using IFTTT to tweet.
I started out with just 5, all created on the same day, all with the same exact stats.
These bots have been running for a long time:
The high status count bots have tweeted at least 15 times in the hour it took me to check to see if they were bots
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