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Elliot Alderson @fs0c131y
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A few days ago, I captured almost 300K tweets with the hashtag #macron20h. Moreover, a lot of people in France are wondering if Russia is trying to influence the yellow vests movement. So, I decided to hunt the Russian profiles in this graph.

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As always, an explanation for the graph is needed:
- a node is a twitter profile.
- an edge is a retweet of a French tweet with the hashtag #macron20H
- the size of the node has been calculated with the Pagerank algorithm
- the colors show the communities
In this picture, I highlighted the retweets done by Twitter profiles with the user language set to Russian.
First observations, there are only 98 retweets done by Twitter profiles with the user language set to Russian and they don't have a lot of influence.
Also, it's interesting to notice that they are spread in all the communities.
This Twitter profile seems to be popular in Russia. Who is it 😏?
This popular node is @MLP_officiel, the leader of the French far right party.
It's time to analyse these Russian Twitter profiles who loves the French far right leader.
.@s0057 is tweeting in Russian but he also retweeted all the tweets made by @MLP_officiel written in French 🤨
By looking at his profile, I found this retweet.
This article is coming from @F_Desouche, a racist website very close to the French far right party.
.@Petitoursonnes created his profile in October 2017 and he is tweeting a lot but he still have the default profile picture.
It's interesting to see that @s0057 is tweeting only at 8am St Petersburg time.
Another comrade is @3v3v2. He created his Twitter profile in January 2012 and his tweeting a lot but changing his profile image was maybe too difficult for him
He is mainly tweeting in Russian but he also use to retweeted @realDonaldTrump and @MLP_officiel
Tweeting seems to be a nice job no?
Worth to remind that this capture has been made on a very French hashtag, complicated to understand for someone who is not French
This thread give me a new idea. Fun is coming
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