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The #Russians are back?
Get it while the data is fresh!
400+ potentially russian bots.
a simple search for "russiagate"
how it looks in the data
twitter list of accounts
to perfect. obvious bots tweeting the only term russian media uses.
There are almost 5000 of these. They all follow and friend each other. I was really just having some fun calling them russian last night.
In truth it looks like they may be Arabic. But I can’t really tell you who runs them.
Currently pulling as much data on them as I can but with this many accounts it’s slow.
Here is an updated google spreadsheet.

4679 bots.

all created december and november 2018.

I have also updated this initial spreadsheet of 500 accounts with the tweets, friends, and followers. (check the tabs at the bottom).

It looks like they are just copying viral right wing tweets
A lot of the accounts only have 1-2 likes, all of them of this twitter account
These bots are copying peoples replies:
Original reply is from Rhys.
Bots are circled in red.
They all friend and follow each other making it easy to track them down.
5471 total bots so far.
Some of the more interesting profile pics they use
Anyone know who's Qanon twitter bio this is copied from? The bot couldn't copy the emojis.
These things were copying right wing and qanon twitter accounts word for word.
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