Twitter Open Source Intelligence Tools

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Explore Twitter as is or with operator keywords.

cybersec Every tweet with the word cybersec.

Quotation marks around the words "cyber security" is more specific.

"cyber security" -http is more aggressive.

security -information Tweets with security minus the word information.

opensource lang:en Open Source tweets in english. You can use fr, nl, ar, bg, cs and so on.

filter:verified elections Verified accounts tweeting about elections.

from:username Enter user handle.

from:username since:2020-01-01 until:2021-01-01 User tweets from set date.

to:username -filter:links Tweets sent to username without links.

cybersec filter:retweets Supposed to show cybersec retweets.

cybersec exclude:retweets Cybersec without retweets.

filter:replies cybersecurity Replies with cybersecurity text.

exclude:replies cybersecurity Cybersecurity tweets with no replies.

security list:TIME/time-staff Accounts in security lists.

security min_retweets:10 Security tweets retweeted 10 or more times.

security min_faves:10 Security tweets liked/loved/hearted 10 or more times.

conference near:cityname List conferences near the city name you enter.

security near:LA within:10mi Security tweets from anyone with-in a 10 mile radious Los Angelos. Change US city (2 uppercase letters) & mile radius number.

security reviews since:2020-01-01 until:2021-01-01 Security reviews from Jan. 01, 2020 to Jan. 01, 2021

hacking filter:links Hacking topics with links about that topic.

hacking filter:images Images about hacking. Add hashtag to define the search.

hacking filter:news Hacking topics with news source.

videos filter:safe Videos marked safe.

images filter:safe Images marked safe.

cybersec filter:media Media tweets about cybersec.

Advanced Search enter key words into this form

Search Guidelines

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Add these strings to your Muted Words list.

suggest_activity_tweet Stop feeding you tweets you might like.

suggest_recycled_tweet_inline Stop repeated tweets.

suggest_pyle_tweet Stop serving tweets because mutuals engaged with them.

suggest_grouped_tweet_hashtag Stop tweets associated with popular hashtags.

suggest_who_to_follow Self-explanatory.

generic-activity-momentsbreaking Keep tweets served simply because they're part of a Moment out of your feed.

suggest_activity Stop suggesting user activity.

suggest_activity_retweet Stop retweets from entire platform.

suggest_timeline_tweet Stop suggestions based on your timeline preferences.

suggest_recycled_tweet Stop any tweets considered to be recycled.




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#coronavirus Credible Information

TweetDeck multiple timelines in one easy interface

Manage Account

Using Twitter


Google Lists This example searches for Cybersec Lists.

Public Profiles

Direct Messages

Twitter Rules and Policies

Safety and Security

Data Protection Inquiry

Transparency Report

How to increase Twitter followers: A 101 Guide

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Twitter Flight School Everything you need to know about advertising on Twitter.

Developer Community

Developer Documents

Twitter API

API reference index

Twitter Ads API connects developers to Twitter's advertising platform

Twitter Developer Labs help shape the next generation of Twitter's API

Resources for Researchers used by academic researchers, effective for many applications

Tweet Object ‘root-level’ attributes, fundamental attributes such as id, created_at, and text

Twitter for Websites bring content and functionality to your webpages and apps

Projects born at Twitter, and patches are always welcome!

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3rd party tools

Account Analysis Evaluate how automated Twitter accounts are, how many Retweets they post, or which websites they link to most often.

Twitter Audit How many of your followers are fake?

TWINT - Twitter Intelligence Tool Python. Scrape without Twitter's API.

x0rz Twitter Profile Analyzer Python. Activity. Hour, day, timezone, language set for interface, sources used (mobile application, web browser, ...), geolocations, most used hashtags, most retweeted users, most mentioned users, friends analysis based on most frequent timezones/languages.

Twitter-Archive-Parser Python. Parse archives.

Huginn Ruby. Create agents that monitor and act on your behalf.

Twitter Scraper Python. Scrape the Twitter Frontend API without authentication.

Nitter Nim. A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy.

Gephi Data Pipeline Jupyter Notebook & Python. This is a tool to mine data from Twitter and convert it into the right form for social network analysis on gephi.

Tweet Tunnel Archive of older tweets.

twando is a PHP/MySQL Twitter management tool with a huge range of features. Monitor your followers, auto follow and unfollow, auto DM new followers, schedule tweets, search & mass follow new users and more.

Create a simple Twitter bot by Allison Parrish.

Find Twitter ID

About the Markov Chain Twitter Bot. Build Your Own Free Twitter Follow Bot & Mass Unfollow Tool.

Tweet Beaver Data on any non-private account. Output to csv.

BackTweets is a twitter time machine which enables you to search through a tweet history for tweets that link back to your site.

TweetDelete from your Twitter feed in bulk to protect your privacy or make a fresh start.

UnFollowSpy 100% free social media management tool for Twitter.

Twipu offers Twitter Videos, Photos, and who looked at your profile last.

Spoonbill See profile changes from the people you follow on Twitter.

FollerMe Application that gives you rich insights about any public Twitter profile. Gather near real-time data about topics, mentions, hashtags, followers, location and more!

twXplorer Enter search terms to see a snapshot of related activity in the latest 500 tweets. Break down the most common terms, hashtags, and links for you to filter and drill down further.

twDocs Export and save tweets, favorites, mentions, followers, friends, direct messages and search results as PDF, DOC, XML, CSV, TXT, XLS or HTML files.

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Weaponizing Data Science for Social Engineering Automated E2E Spear Phishing on Twitter

SNAP_R project demonstrates the capability for automatically generating spear-phishing posts on social media. It uses two methods for generating text for the post: Markov models trained on the target's recent timeline statuses, and an LSTM Neural Network trained on a more general corpus.

BlackEye is an upgrade from original ShellPhish Tool ( by thelinuxchoice under GNU LICENSE. It is the most complete Phishing Tool, with 32 templates +1 customizable. WARNING: IT ONLY WORKS ON LAN! This tool was made for educational purposes!

SocialFish is a modern phishing tool with advanced functionality.

Maltego to Monitor Twitter for Disinformation Campaigns is a perfect platform for watching social media conversations unfold. With the added advantage of importing targets directly into Maltego for followup research or targeting, a hacker using Maltego to track social media can find all the key hashtags and users involved in the spread of information around an event, topic, or person.

Social Attacker is the first Open Source, Multi-Site, automated Social Media Phishing Framework. Automate the phishing of Social Media users on a mass scale by handling the connecting to, and messaging of targets.

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twitter news



Twitter deploying automated tools over misleading Covid-19 Tweets
These tools will help our teams gradually scale their enforcement of our COVID-19 misinformation policies.

Twitter nukes AI-generated twits who backed Amazon and pushed anti-union rhetoric
Twitter has suspended multiple accounts purporting to be Amazon warehouse workers defending the mega-souk’s working conditions and speaking out against unionization.

Russia fines Twitter for not taking down calls to protest
A court in Moscow on Friday fined Twitter for not taking down calls encouraging minors to take part in unauthorized rallies.

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Twitter Users Can Now Secure Accounts With Multiple Security Keys
“Secure your account (and that alt) with multiple security keys. Now you can enroll and log in with more than one physical key on both mobile and web,” the company announced.

Twitter may make tweeting more stressful with new emoji reactions
The spokesperson emphasizes that Twitter’s research is still in its early stages and noted that the emojis would exist in addition to the current “heart” button, rather than replacing it.

Advancing our efforts to make Twitter a safer place for advertisers
Twitter has successfully earned the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) Brand Safety Certified Seal, which covers Twitter’s global operations*.

Twitter is experimenting with new shopping features
A NEW Twitter Card being tested for tweets containing links to product pages on a shop's website.

Burger King apologizes for saying 'women belong in the kitchen'
Burger King launched a scholarship to help women get into the culinary arts and become head chefs.

Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who discovers unannounced social media features by looking at the sites’ code, tweeted an animation showing a tweet with a spelling error where an ‘undo’ button was available.

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Twitter CEO partners with Jay-Z on $23M bitcoin development fund
The CEO said development will initially be focused on teams in Africa and India, but that he and Jay-Z plan to give “zero direction” to the plans. ₿trust is currently looking for three board members, with an application form noting its mission is to “make bitcoin the internet’s currency.”

Koo is India's hot alternative to Twitter, and it's...Twitter?!
If you're koo-nfused, apologies. The point here is that the platform seems to be a blatant rip-off of Twitter, and its distinguishing feature of being available in more Indian languages doesn't quite hold up.

Twitter has thought about holding bitcoin, not decided yet: CNBC
CFO Ned Segal’s comments come a couple of days after billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk had bought $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency.

Will you be forced to pay for Twitter this year?
A push into subscriptions along the lines of Netflix could provide a strong, new recurring revenue stream for Twitter. Ad spending is often viewed as volatile depending on economic conditions, as was the case in 2020.

Twitter expands on vision for a decentralized network
Twitter is “excited to build” features that will give people more choice over what they see. “You can imagine an app-store-like view of ranking algorithms that give people ultimate flexibility in terms of” what posts are put in front of them.

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Twitter permanently bans My Pillow CEO
Twitter decided to ban Lindell, who founded bedding company My Pillow, due to “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy, a spokesperson said in a statement.

Update following the riots in Washington, DC
More than 70,000 accounts have been suspended. These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service.

Birdwatch: Empowering the Twitter community to create a better-informed world
Birdwatch is a community-driven approach to address misinformation on Twitter. Participants can identify Tweets they believe are misleading, write notes that provide context to the Tweet, and rate the quality of other participants’ notes.

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Farewell, Periscope
Twitter has made the difficult decision to wind down the Periscope app. The Periscope iOS and Android apps will no longer be in service as of March 31, 2021.

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