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Conspirador Norteño
In light of a recent encounter with an overly eager and frequently ignored purveyor of conspiracy theories, we downloaded tweets containing the hashtag, resulting in 2443 from 757 accounts in the last 10 days. cc:
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @conspirator0
The content of the tweets consists largely of variations on the obvious theme, to the extent that there are multiple permutations of "it's ok to be white" present as hashtags. What do the accounts tweeting the hashtag look like?
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @conspirator0
Wordcloud for the most recent 3200 tweets from each of the 757 accounts with recent tweets. Two themes are dominant: white people and Donald Trump.
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @conspirator0
What media sources do accounts link? Anti-immigrant site Voice of Europe is the favorite, followed by Fox, Gateway Pundit, RT, and Breitbart. is the most popular hashtag, followed by and .
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @wginfonetorg
What about bots? Only 12 of 757 accounts (1.6%) are obviously automated, but they tweeted 618 of 2443 tweets (25.3%.) 429 additional tweets (17.6%) are other accounts' RTs of the bots. Among the automated accounts is , alpha node of the beta network.
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @conspirator0
The bots tweeting about appear to be a few smaller groups rather than a single operation. Most promote the theory or amplify accounts that do with the exception of the group shown in blue, which use the hashtag ironically (these only contributed 6 tweets.)
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @conspirator0
What happens if we remove the automated accounts from the picture? 1047 of 2443 tweets (42.9%) simply don't happen, reducing the overall tweet volume considerably.
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @wginfonetorg
One more consequence of removing the 12 bots from the current network: the largest cluster of accounts is split apart. Accounts that previously had a 2 degree of separation relationship via one of the bots (mostly ) are no longer connected.
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Conspirador Norteño 10 Apr 19
Replying to @conspirator0
Footnote: maybe would be more accurate. Just sayin'. . .
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blmohr 10 Apr 19
Great work. Thank u.
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Just Djinn It 11 Apr 19
Excellent work 🙌
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