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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Meet "RealFKNNews". This Twitter account tweets around the clock, roughly 700 tweets per day.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Here are two sections of Twitter's Terms of Service that are worth keeping in mind as you look at the content and behavior of RealFKNNews.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Here's an example of the sort of material that RealFKNNews posts night and day.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Some more of RealFKNNews' greatest hits. Anybody else notice a theme here?
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Not only does RealFKNNews operate 24/7, at least 54 accounts that have retweeted it are on a similar schedule. Most are likely bots.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
I downloaded 6708 of RealFKNNews' tweets, which covers roughly ten days. It's very repetitive - only 144 unique tweets in the set.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
At this point I will again draw your attention to a section of Twitter's policies on automated activity.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
This figure shows the number of times RealFKNNews tweeted some representative tweets in a 10 day span. Anti-Semitic content in blue.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
If one looks at all the times any given tweet was posted, a rhythm emerges. For this tweet, all the times are five minutes after the hour.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
This is true of all realFKNNews' tweets. Each minute of the hour has a set of tweets that the bot chooses from randomly when posting.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
One last demonstration of realFKNNews' repetitive nature - a day of tweet activity sped up and expressed as audio.
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FGPiper 6 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Amazing, thank you. What can Twitter do about it?
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @fgpiper
For this account, I suggest reporting the tweets - some violate the hateful conduct policy and all of them appear to violate the spam policy
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @GezetteThee
Yup, every repeated tweet on the account has that characteristic.
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Conspirador Norteño 6 Sep 17
Replying to @GezetteThee
The names should be discernable in the figure :)
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Conspirador Norteño 8 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Footnote for the sake of comparison: here's what a normal user's tweets sound like when run through the same process
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thedroidurlooking4 9 Sep 17
Replying to @conspirator0
Account is deleted
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