ToS regarding the tracking of Retweets


I’m creating an application in order to study Retweet-behavior. To do this I’m using the streaming api in order to capture all retweets (the originals being posted by my application). Tracking the deletion of Retweets would be part of this.

Am I breaking the ToS by saving these Retweets (and tracking deletion time)? None of the data would be publicly available and would be anonymized before publication.


Hi @DenEwout, Are you tracking deleted tweets or retweets that have been un-retweeted? Will you please create a ticket under the “I have an API policy question not covered by these points” option at and we will discuss your app in more detail. Feel free to mention my name and I will follow up personally.