retweeted_retweeted in home timeline


#1

Hi,

Why are retweets from users I do not follow showing up in one’s home timeline with the streaming API after retweeting a retweet ?
e.g. I am user B, I retweet user A, user C retweets A’s tweet through my retweet, and I then get in my timeline a tweet saying that C retweeted A, plus a retweeted_retweeted event, but as I do not follow C I just expect the retweeted_retweeted, not a whole retweet. Can I avoid getting these ?

Thanks.


#2

That sounds like weird behavior that based on my understanding should not be like that. Maybe @andypiper can clarify if this is actually the way it is supposed to work? (if it is, that’s bad IMHO)