Hunting Twitter bots / sockpuppets with rtweet and Gephi rtweet and Gephi are two useful (and free) options to investigate Twitter data through their API. In this series of articles, I will show you what can be done with this data to try to identify Twitter bots or sockpuppets (i.e. ‘fake’ accounts run by someone pretending to be someone else). I will use the hashtag #firerosenstein as the subject of this case study. As found by the excellent @conspirator0 and friends, this hashtag was used…Continue Reading “FireRosenstein hashtag analysis – hunting for Twitter bots, fakes, or suspicious accounts with rtweet. Part 1 – Getting the Twitter data and preparing it for Gephi”