October 19, 2015
After reading about some speculation and discussion of some tweets going (temporarily) “missing” (for example) I wrote a quick hack using txtorcon and txsocksx to investigate.
Instead of doing some “billable hours” this afternoon, I cobbled this together: https://github.com/meejah/twitterprobe
This is pretty simple and naive, but does the following at least:
- creates a new Tor circuit
https://twitter.com/usernamevia said circuit
- parses the HTML and extracts all the tweet IDs (usually 20 of them)
- compares against all the other results
User-Agentis set to a new Firefox.
Contributions or discussion welcome.