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Elliot Alderson @fs0c131y
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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.
These 8 nodes created 834 RTs. I captured 484503 RTs in total. On their own, they represent 0.17% of retweets made over this period. Not bad?
In this photo, you can see the timebar of the tweet volume. As you can see, this is irregular and some of the RTs are done in the middle of the French night
The most influential Twitter profile in the photo is @DuPouvoirDachat. As explained in this thread I made a few days ago, this bot is retweeting everything with the hashtags #JesuisEricDrouet #GiletsJaunes #Acte7
Why is it important? Because this bot has a big influence. This bot is the 15th most influential Twitter profile on this topic. 15th out of 115523 is a very good ranking.
The 2nd bot in the photo is @PouvoirDAchats1, as said in his bio, this bot is RTing all tweets with the hashtag #GiletsJaunes. The goal of this "#anonymous" is clearly to amplify the yellow vests movement all over the world.
There is a lot of similarity between these 2 profiles, they are probably owned by the same person.

First lesson: Even after the #Trump election and what we saw in the press, @TwitterSupport don't care. You can create political bots on Twitter without any problems
The owner of the bots answered to this thread... You are not French my friend, not need to pretend the opposite...
The ranking of @PouvoirDAchats1 is 18th out of 115523. He RTed 4915 tweets in 84 hours, almost 1 RT per minute
The 3rd bot in the photo is @MacDemission. As explained in this thread, this bot is retweeting everything with the hashtags #macronDemission #MacronDestitution #Frexit
The ranking of @MacDemission is 28th out of 115523. He RTed 4032 tweets in 84 hours.
The main source of these 3 bots is a Twitter profile called @anon_evelyn.
.@anon_evelyn is believing in the #QAnon conspiracy, don't be like @anon_evelyn
Evelyn understood the power of hashtags. When she is tweeting his weird memes, she is using all the trending hashtags
So, we have 3 #YellowVests bots who are retweeting #QAnon conspiracy memes
In the initial photo, we have @France_Mon_Pays. In his bio, he is presenting himself as a French @AntiSioniste.
As he is using hashtags for everything, he is also one of the main source of our #YellowVests #bots.
This "christian" is spreading his hate speech against the muslims and the people who are against the France...🤦‍♂️

More serious, he also calls to take up arms against the government... cc @ANSSI_FR @defense_gouv @policenationale
Funny thing, he really loves to retweet his own tweets
The last profile I have on my list for this thread is @DupontAllan3
Mr Dupont is retweeting and commenting French politics every day between 8am and 6pm Moscow time since the beginning of the #YellowVests movement.
The French of our friend is good and he also loves to use hashtags for everything
To sum up, we have:
- 3 very influential bots who are retweeting everything, made by someone non French
- A QAnon fan who he using these bots to spread his propaganda
- A "christian", who is calling to take up arms against the government
I hope you enjoy this thread, I will be back 😉
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