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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 (from:user-name) Tweets about cybersec from user's name.

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.

How To Remove Your Account From Someone's List

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: Testing a downvote button
Some of you on iOS may see different options to up or down vote on replies. We're testing this to understand the types of replies you find relevant in a convo, so we can work on ways to show more of them.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Thinks Bitcoin Can Bring ‘World Peace’
Instead, for those who weren’t already aware of it, Dorsey’s increasing dedication to Bitcoin was the most striking part of the conversation. Mr. Dorsey said that he got into Bitcoin because the community is “deeply principled, it’s weird as hell, it’s always evolving, and it reminded me of the internet when I was a kid.”

British man charged in connection with a Twitter hack
User handle "PlugWalkJoe" was arrested in the coastal resort town of Estepona, Spain, on an arrest warrant accusing him of involvement in a July 2020 hack of more than 130 accounts, and of hacks that prosecutors said took over TikTok and Snapchat accounts, including “one of the most viewed and followed” TikTok stars.

Twitter: We’re rolling out a preview of the new & improved version of TweetDeck
We’re testing this preview with a small group of randomly-selected people in the United States, Canada, and Australia to start. If you’re eligible, you’ll see an invitation within TweetDeck to opt in.

Twitter Japan appears to suspend government critics
Commentators have seen their accounts suspended and then reactivated after public outcry, with no reason provided by Twitter Japan. In each case, the user's Twitter account was frozen after criticizing the Japanese government.

Twitter: Adding Captions to Voice Tweets
Now when you record a voice Tweet, captions will automatically generate and appear. To view the captions on web, click the “CC” button.

Twitter: Goodbye, Fleets
On August 3, Fleets will no longer be available on Twitter. We’re evolving what Twitter is, and trying bigger, bolder things to serve the public conversation. A number of these updates, like Fleets, are speculative and won’t work out. We’ll be rigorous, evaluate what works, and know when to move on and focus elsewhere.

Twitter: New conversation settings, coming to a Tweet near you
Since your Tweet = your space, we've been testing new settings to give people more control over the conversations they start. Sometimes people are more comfortable talking about what's happening when they can choose who can reply.

Twitter begins hiring to comply with India's new rules
The rules were introduced amid growing conflict between the government and the U.S. social media firm which ratcheted up during the pandemic.

Twitter considers letting you limit tweets to ‘trusted friends’
Twitter has shared three early design concepts for new features it’s considering for its service. “Trusted Friends” would let users limit the audience for select tweets to a smaller circle of close friends, while “Facets” could let you categorize your tweets when you send them.

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Twitter ditching ‘Latest’ chronological feed option on the web, still available on iOS for now
Twitter is making a controversial change to its web application. Until recently, Twitter on the web allowed users to easily switch between an algorithmic feed and a chronological feed with a single click, but that option is now being removed completely for people who use Twitter in their browser.

Dharmendra Chatur: Twitter executive resigns amid tussle with government
A senior executive at Twitter India has quit amid growing tensions between the social media firm and the government.

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey agree to talk about bitcoin at an event in July
In a bizarre Twitter thread, Musk responded to a tweet from Dorsey promoting an event called “The B Word,” which aims to encourage companies and institutional investors to adopt bitcoin.

Twitter: Stronger security for your Twitter account
Starting today, people on Twitter have the option to use security keys as their only form of two-factor authentication (2FA), which is the most effective way to keep your Twitter account secure.

Twitter: Listening to the real voice of the customer on Twitter
Twitter has always been a great place for organizations to engage with consumers, not only to resolve their issues and enquiries, but also to learn from the wealth of opinions they freely share. So instead of chasing people around the web or bombarding their inbox for feedback, what if you listened to what they were already saying?

How to keep some of your Twitter data away from advertisers
There are still a few privacy tools that are available that can give you at least some measure of say over how much of your data is shared with advertisers. If you’re concerned about privacy, it’s worth it to take a couple of minutes to find them and turn them off.

Twitter is working on Super Follows application
Have at least 10000 followers. Have posted at least 25 Tweets in past 30 days. Be at least 18 years old.

Twitter: Introducing Twitter Blue - Twitter’s first-ever subscription offering
Starting today, we will be rolling out our first iteration of Twitter Blue in Australia and Canada. Our hope with this initial phase is to gain a deeper understanding of what will make your Twitter experience more customized, more expressive, and generally speaking more.

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Twitter is working on the “Super Follow” button
As a small circular button , or a big “Super Follow” one. Twitter is also making their color scheme more monochrome, and is also using their new “Chirp” font.

George Floyd tributes fill Twitter on anniversary of his murder
In a tweet, President Joe Biden said the country is at a turning point. "It's been one year since George Floyd was murdered. In that time, George's family has shown extraordinary courage. Last month's conviction was a step towards justice -- but we cannot stop there," Biden tweeted. "We face an inflection point. We have to act."

Twitter CFO Ned Segal says e-commerce is becoming more important for the company
“You should be able to click and buy something on Twitter,” Segal said at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Virtual Conference. “We’ve come to appreciate that people do a lot of research on Twitter before they buy something.”

Israeli media urges Facebook, Twitter to act on incitement against reporters
"Where we identify clear violations, we will take robust enforcement action. This work is constantly evolving as new challenges emerge and we recognize we have to work hard to stay ahead of those who intend to undermine the public conversation," a Twitter spokesperson added.

Indian police visit Twitter office to serve notice about inquiry
Congress complained to Twitter saying the document was fake, after which the U.S. company marked some of the posts - including one by BJP spokesman Sambit Patra - as "manipulated media".

Twitter: Relaunching verification and what’s next
We’re excited to share that starting today, we'll begin rolling out our new verification application process and reviewing public applications for verification on Twitter.

Twitter drops automated image-cropping tool after determining it was biased
It favored women more highly than men by 8 percent, and it favored photos of White people over Black individuals by 4 percent, Twitter said. Within those demographics, White women were more highly favored by 7 percent compared with Black women. White men were favored 2 percent more than Black men, the data showed.

Twitter: Subscription Service “Twitter Blue”, priced at $2.99/month
Planned features include the ability to save and organise tweets into collections – expanding on Twitter’s bookmark feature – which currently simply stores a chronological list of saved tweets. The service would also come with an “undo tweet” button, equivalent to those on email services such as Gmail, which would allow users to prevent a tweet from being sent for a few seconds after posting.

Twitter is working on Bookmark Collections
aka the “folders in bookmark” that lots of folks have asked for :)

The Twitter policy that could temporarily censor every single one of your tweets
In plain English, if your profile picture, header image, or other picture you post doesn’t meet Twitter’s standards, Twitter won’t just censor that image — it may censor your entire account until you fix it.

Twitter: We are bringing DM search bar to Android
Soul searching? Hard. DM searching? Easy! Go ahead and try out the new DM search bar. We’re testing it out on iOS and web with your most recent DMs.

Twitter: Introducing Tip Jar
Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter. This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money.

Exclusive: Twitter launches national campaign to boost local news
Twitter on Monday will launch a major advertising and social media campaign urging people to follow local journalists and support their work.

Cathie Wood Buys Twitter Dip Amid Worst Plunge Since October
Her firm, Ark Investment Management, scooped up about 1.3 million shares of the social media network worth $71 million on Friday as the stock plunged 15%, according to an email on the firm’s trading activity.

Twitter: Spaces is here, let’s chat
Today, we’re bringing the ability to host a Space to all accounts with 600 or more followers on Twitter. Based on what we’ve learned so far, these accounts are likely to have a good experience hosting live conversations because of their existing audience.

Florida bill to fine social media platforms for banning politicians
The Florida House of Representatives passed SB 7072 by a vote of 77 to 38 on Thursday, after the state Senate voted Monday to pass the measure.

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Why You Shouldn’t Engage with Customer Complaints on Twitter
New research suggests that publicly responding to customer complaints can actually have a significant negative effect. Specifically, when companies responded publicly to negative tweets, researchers found that those companies experienced a drop in stock price and a reduction in brand image.

Twitter: We want you to have access to the latest vaccine info in your country.
This week you’ll see a prompt in your timeline that links to sources about vaccine safety, efficacy, and news from public health experts.

Grimes admits Elon Musk has been ‘very immature at points’
Another user then asked Grimes to confirm whether or not the SpaceX CEO is a “men’s rights activist,” writing “Bestie can you confirm he’s not a men’s rights activist? Some people online have been saying that and I’m concerned.”

Tired of trolls? Twitter says it's ready to flex 'muscle' in 2022 elections
Twitter Southeast Asia managing director Arvinder Gujral said the company is ready to apply its past learnings from engaging in different elections globally.

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues Twitter Over Ban
James O’Keefe, the right-wing founder of Project Veritas, filed a defamation lawsuit against Twitter Monday afternoon, claiming the social media giant falsely accused him of operating fake accounts when it permanently banned him from the platform last week

Establishing Twitter's presence in Africa
Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.

Establishing Twitter's presence in Africa
As a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.

Introducing Twitter’s Global Impact Report
This report aims to bring these and other initiatives together in one place, showcasing Twitter’s work across corporate responsibility, sustainability, and philanthropy.

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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