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Did not find enough (yet) to make the #TriggerALiberalIn4Words hashtag trend, but i got me some new bots.
189 bots in this network.
They have been dormant for a long time until late 2017.
#bots #TwitterBots #TriggerAConservativeIn2Words #AI #infosec
Older bots still use the API sometimes and this is a dead giveaway
see the "TV Tweet Time&qsuddenvibe.comt.co/mgcK6QLIwT" settings as the tweet source. That's a couple fields you have to fill out when getting api access to twitter. Bot owners usually jusps://t.co/rlUWTe9EFW
The set of accounts almost all start off with the same set of tweets:
here they are retweeting the hashtag in question:
here the bots participated in #ReleaseTheMemo january 24 2018
whoever is running them has a sense of humor at least 😂
let's get the data out so you can look for yourself:
Here is a google spreadsheet
1st page is the accounts in question.
2nd page is who the bots follow(friends)
3rd page is who follows the bots
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
here is a google sheet that is a timeline pull.
the bots have only tweeted about 60 times total each so it's not that big of a spreadsheet.
It's not sorted in any way yet. just raw data.
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
As always made a "list" you can looktwitter.com/josh_emerson/l…MnoQqmJhpOl
This account seems to follow almost all the bots twitter.com/tiedyetears/
This chart shows out of the 180 accounts who the bots follow the most.
and this one just shows who gets the most retweets from the botnet
I can't tell a whole lot about these bots just yet other then they are "british" and all made in 2013. Hard to tell if they are purely political bots or if someone paid for a twitter account boost. The #ReleaseTheMemo participation makes me think they are political bots.
Also retweeting this like this:
Or things like retweeting #@MikeTokes
Network map of the accounts following the bots. larger nodes follow more of the bots.
network map of the accounts the bots follow, larger is more.
the set of accounts in the upper right corner is very interesting @z3dster
we know those accounts twitter.com/CecilPerkins3/…
and just a quick map of all the accounts that have gotten more than 3 retweets from the bots.
imagine that, this bot network is closely tried to the internet research agency.
i'm f*cking shocked.
😀 not the 1st time i have caught this happening...
in the accounts that follow these bots data you will also find a small set of porn bots with thier twitter UI set to "mUe6Ixm71B
And you will also find about 80-90 spanish tweeting bots created in 2014 that look like they have gone dormant sometime in 2015.
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