Incorrect or SPAM results returned by search API


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I noticed this morning a lot of Tweets coming back from the search API not matching my search query.

I have tested this now in the Apigee console (https://apigee.com/console/twitter), e.g. running:
https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=pistorius

And the first three Tweets come back are:
“text”: “Performs this actually are present? http://t.co/bP9iKPyqKb #BeforeiDieiWanna
“text”: “http://t.co/CJZv5X2MEE the reason why do you gotta scare me that way babes?!(: haha”
“text”: “#job http://t.co/eylw4gi3Ob I gotta figure this out”,

None of which contain the search term ‘pistorius’ either in the Tweet or in the page in the link.

Any ideas what’s going on?