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Based on this nbc data you can still find lots of bot/troll accounts twitter missed.
how to:
Search hashtags ON a date.
Search for the actual tweets.
the accounts all "look" the same, low status counts, low follower counts, created at the same tnbcnews.com/tech/social-me…gbquNiCcd2
just using that and a tip from @z3dster gets me 6 accounts to look at.

@MarlonStepherd
@Mich_Heart_Rt
@DannyyyyPayton
@Joe_B_R
@worynynizuzy
@rogyvahumin

those are all troll factory/internet research agency accounts.
so pull the accounts that follow them.
you get all these shady looking accounts with the same stats.
drop the false positives, drop the duplicates. you get about 180 accounts worth looking at.
same deal with "friends" or who they follow.
notice the accounts are all created on the same date.
from friends you get about 274 accounts that areWOikynTwP3
Next you pull a full 3200 tweet timeline for each account.
Use something like python to process the file and get ALL the account names that those accounts retweeted.
Checking that list gives me another 628 accounts
110 of those have been deleted
30 have been suspended.
adding all 3 of those lists together and dropping the duplicates give you a total of 894 still active russian troll/bot accounts that twitter missed.
like "Jennifer Coleman" from "Southps://t.co/pLDiwmdRBg
or
Talbott Glynn from New York, USA
who REALLY REALLY wants you to know:
why Turkey was the aggressor on the 24th of November 2015
using the #TurkeyAggressor hashtag.

twitter.com/TalbottGlynn
Or these 3 accounts made in 2013 that were the Internet Research Agency doing testbeds and prep work for their 2015 operations.

Gotta learn with something right?
After you sort through that list and drop the "false positives" or any accounts that do not match the pattern you come up with 4 distinct "sets" of bots.
one that has been scamming the stock market.
one that tweets porn.
one set of russian accounts
one set ps://t.co/b9uQpbc3Dp
164 of the stock market bots are named "0" and created in 2013.
728 total bots in that set.
these are friends and followers of @worynynizuzy and @rogyvahumin.
they have been at it si6JgooQrnPx
Here is where things get weird.
"#Donald #Trump Could Be Our Savior, #Vote For Him If He #Supports This Ca0rJzqNPBPA
The bots talking to ted cruz and using the #Bernie hashtag
Minor amount of political stuff with these bots.
Mostly testing in 2013 and stock scamming.
email Hillary using this portal i dare you.
Next up is the porn bots. Because no russian botnet is complete with porn spam.
like 30 of those.
the last set is the actual internet research agency bots/trolls that pretended to be americans that twitter missed.
33 accounts.
Humans do not tweet like this.
added them to my other IRA accounts "twitter list" here:
look and decide for ytwitter.com/josh_emerson/l…m1WOsywmXJt
Now the start the process over for each set of bots. 😂
You will quickly regret it.
It's a never ending cycle of more bots.
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