Retweets_of rule filters for tweets with mentions


Dear All,
we have just discovered a serious issue with the “retweets_of:” rule. Unlike what stated in the documentation (, the rule actually filters for mentions and not for retweets.

This affects both count and tweets endpoint. We wasted a number of calls due to this issue.

Best regards, Fabio Giglietto


Hello Fabio,

I’ve tested both the 30-day and Full-archive Search endpoints and cannot reproduce any issues with the retweets_of:snowman rule.

Note that when the retweet payloads are returned, the “text” attribute starts with the “RT @snowman:” pattern as expected


You are right… I realized I made a mistake formulating the rule (skipped retweet_of after first OR). Thanks for your time.