Totally new at Twitter here. Last week I started running a newsbot, posting every hour links to breaking news, just a bunch of mainstream news outlets with pretty og data. Implemented a fairly accurate hashtag creator that did not search or use any data from twitter api on trending or existing hashtags. Got shadowbanned last Monday for 24 hours, I think it was because the bot made a hashtag about the abused gymnast… understandable, my mistake. So I went to category only: #worldnews, #politicsnews, #entertainmentnews, etc, thinking that would at least be safe, one general hastag every hour. Ran it over the weekend, and got shadowbanned somehow Saturday. My question: what could have triggered it?
Posting at 5 minutes past the hour instead of being randomized? Weird because bots are legal but everyone seems to randomize anyways.
Because Bot made two mistakes: posting an entertainment story in #healthnews and a sports story in #environmentalnews? If it were because of that, I must already be under suspicion from last shadowban? Because there were way more mistakes last week.
OR… was it because the bot posted three typical relevant stories to #politicsnews. I say this because if you look at the content of that hashtag its all Indian politics which is really weird.
I look at the other newsbots with large followings, they seem very sparing with their hashtags. Sometimes mostly just text. I’m not trying to do anything against the TOS, just want to save time trying to figure this out all myself.
So sorry if the information is somewhere, I tried searching the forum but didn’t see anything related. I’m super new, I know nothing, was actually emailing friends before I found this forum so any advice starting out in the twitterbot world would be much appreciated.