They were published by 1 058 different accounts.
Twitter anonymized all accounts with less than 5k followers.
I think I have seen 'erdollum' before. Will have to go through my older analyses. /4
Basics of lazy marketing automation. Makes the account look active. Can we find patterns, when we look at what kind of content was posted? /13
Let's look through the replies of the more active accounts. /15
Did Twitter notify those users that they were contacted by a suspicious account? /16
Asking questions seems innocent and like they are actually interested. /18
- They use reply-spam to gain more visibility. (Replying to accounts with many followers.)
- They use questions to be less obvious.
- Few of them gained a significant number of followers.
- When their Hashtags got traction, other accounts ridiculed them.
Enough for today. Thanks for your attention.
Has someone a graph of the general usage of the terms at that time?
Mention and Retweet Network of the German Tweets.
Position: ForceAtlas2 (Stronger Gravity, Gravity 0.1)
Color: Modularity Group (no edge weight influence)
There errors where IRA accounts interact with each others because I extracted the handles from the Tweet text which aren't obfuscated.
I just realized I didn't lowercase handles.
577 252 accounts, 712 033 mentions or replies. /59
With weight loss spam. /81