The OSINT Podcast

3 - Twint - an OSINT Tool for Collection on Twitter at Scale

July 10, 2019
The OSINT Podcast
3 - Twint - an OSINT Tool for Collection on Twitter at Scale
Chapters
The OSINT Podcast
3 - Twint - an OSINT Tool for Collection on Twitter at Scale
Jul 10, 2019
Jake Creps
Show Notes

Twint is an advanced Twitter scraping tool written in Python that allows for scraping Tweets from Twitter profiles without using Twitter’s API.  That being said, it does violate Twitter’s TOS so use of this tool should be used with caution.  I recommend research purposes only.  Twint solves one big problem with Twitter: the API limits.  Currently, Twitter’s API only allows you to pull the last 3200 tweets from a user. That presents problems for a number of reasons, but it is a huge factor for accounts that tweet very frequently or are legacy accounts going back years (or over a decade!). The developer of Twint is Francesco Poldi.  He and I have worked on many projects together including JungleScam and Platypus. He is also working on Intelgram, which is currently in private beta. Twint, however, is probably the OSINT tool I use most in my workflow.  This is primarily because it’s so easy to use and allows for an insane amount of customization with very limited Python experience.

https://jakecreps.com/2019/06/25/twint/