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README.md

Run Sample API Timing Experiment.

Code to run Sample API calibration experiment as described in [1]. This will post to Twitter in an attempt to get as many tweets into the Sample API as possible.

How to run

  1. First, you must generate a key, or keys with write permissions to Twitter's API. This is done at http://developer.twitter.com/.
  2. Add these keys to keys.csv in the format specified in the template file.
  3. For best performance, synchronize your system's clock.
  4. run calibrate_and_spam_ma.py.

How to cite

To cite this paper, please use the following reference:

Pfeffer, Jürgen & Morstatter, Fred & Mayer, Katja (2018). Tampering with Twitter's Sample API. EPJ - Data Science, doi: 10.1140/epjds/s13688-018-0178-0 

References

[1] Morstatter, Fred, et al. "Can one tamper with the sample api?: Toward neutralizing bias from spam and bot content." Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web. International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, 2016.