retweet_count not matching statuses/retweeters/ids



I’m exploring the rest api, making my first test I’ve an unexpected result.

On one tweet, I get a retweet_count of 261 but listing the retweeters I get 91 retweets.
Is there a logical explanation ?


There are a lot of factors involved in what populates the /ids method – some of the IDs might be out of your visibility (protected accounts), some of them may have been deleted at some time and now there are “gaps” in the result set it can return to you.



so I can be sure of that, 261 retweets has been done but if I can’t see them via statuses/retweeters/ids it’s a sum of reasons like : deletion, protected accounts… ?