, 8 tweets, 8 min read Read on Twitter
An increasing number of tweets containing #Media4RestartLeader or #Restart_Opposition, many of them tagging Donald Trump, and also containing hashtags such as #MIGA ("Make Iran Great Again") have turned up recently in both English and Farsi.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
#Media4RestartLeader/#Restart_Opposition proved a bit tricky to investigate due to many of the tweets being absent from search results (shadowbans possibly?) In lieu of search, we used the followers & followers' followers of the accounts that did show up in searches as a dataset.
We ended up with 74903 tweets containing #Media4Restart Leader or #Restart_Opposition (some contain both) from 1044 accounts. 395 (37.8%) were created since the beginning of the year. Many have few followers, few tweets, and only 5.6% have changed their color scheme.
The tweets are in both English and Farsi, occasionally combining both in one tweet. (Twitter's language detection identified both mixed-language tweets and all-hashtag English tweets as undetermined; we used the presence or absence of both alphabets to classify those tweets.)
Although very few of the accounts tweeting #Media4RestartLeader or #Restart_Opposition appear to be bots, they do repeat tweets profusely (especially the mixed English/Farsi ones). Caveat: many of these accounts have few tweets, making statistical automation tests less effective.
What do the accounts tweeting #Media4RestartLeader or #Restart_Opposition look like? Hashtags used are a mix of English and Farsi hashtags; many are Iran-related, but #QAnon, #MAGA, and #Trump manage to show up. @realDonaldTrump is the most frequently tagged account.
In a somewhat jarring contrast with the general content of the tweets, the accounts with #Media4RestartLeader/#Restart_Opposition tweets don't link media in multiple languages; it's almost all English right wing conspiracy media, with Breitbart in the top spot. #AltWankers.
Thanks @kfunk937 for the lead.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Conspirador Norteño
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!