, 16 tweets, 6 min read Read on Twitter
anyone got leads on the twitter accounts they deleted?
we are slowly getting the ones that twitter suspended, but what about the deleted ones?
i have partial list of suspect accounts.
i know of 400+ accounts twitter did not suspended.
checking the retweets and mentions those accounts made gives me a nice list of suspect accounts.
has anyone checked the nbc data?
Just looking through the NBC data the IRA definitely did some "house cleaning" when they gonbcnews.com/tech/social-me…gbquNiCcd2
Using python and pandas i can pull every account name that got a retweet from a russian account out of that data. That gives me 36,000 accounts, not really that useful.
Until you start looking at a few thing things:
in that list what accounts now have zero tweets?
in that list what accounts are now suspended?
in that list what accounts have deleted their account?
twitter.com/DylanHBroady here is a good example.
the account is wiped.
it got retweets from IRA accounts.
now, this in no way PROVES these accounts are russian or ran by the IRA, just extremely suspicious.
what twitter is NOT doing right, in finding IRA accounts
twitter won't find the account:
if the account is dormant
if the account never used cyrillic
if the account is deleted
if the account is wiped
if the account never logged in from RU
3291 deleted accounts out of those 36k retweets.
notice how these deleted accounts all look like news
just like this known list of IRA accounts: HoustonTopNews, DailySanDiego there were about 20 of these)
downloadable raw data if anyone wants it.
gist.github.com/eyejosh/07f79c…
Here is a good one that got deleted @politicsopenn

May 3 · #next #president GOP Elites Would Rather Lose With Cruz, Than Win With Trump:
#viral @SenSanders The Bernie Sanders shirt to wear on election day - Duur: 0:31.: The Bernie S... openn.eu/Px5QR #berniesanders
http://openn[.]eu/
what the hell is this?
Jill Stein.
the internet research agency loved this now deleted @WeLoveJillStein account.
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 Josh Russell
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!