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Maaßen & Retweets

Novel technique to visualize similar Twitter acounts

August 2019

A novel technique to visualize twitter acounts based on the retweet behavior of other twitter users.

The basic idea: If people are retweeting a specific account, who are they retweeting besides the account? I used it to investigate the fan base of the former head of German domestic intelligence Hans-Georg Maaßen.

The online news platform wrote an exclusive news article based on my analysis..

The article sparked some online rage since the headline was misleading. I did not have any influence in choosing the headline and only read the full article after it was published.