Retweets in search API: shows retweet_count of retweeted tweet



I have been playing with the search API and I wanted to get the tweet with the most retweets from the search results. However, I noticed that the retweet_count was the same for almos all the tweets. Then I realized that the search results where retweets,but the retweet_count displayed was that of the “retweeted tweet”, not the actual tweet of the result.

I would like to have the actual retweet_count of the tweet, not the retweeted tweet.



I’ve got the same issue.
I think it’s a REST API bug (with STREAMING API, we don’t have this).