Hi all - firstly, sorry if this is the wrong forum to ask this in, but I couldn’t figure out which one was the right one for it…
I’m investigating an issue where my retweets seem to be disappearing, and it’s sort of branched into the rules area. I’ve got a table of around 2000 tweets that I retweeted in the last few months and have since disappeared; when I view them in the webclient, it shows as not retweeted. When I try to retweet these tweets via the API, it works (proving that they are not registered as retweeted).
The problem is that, when I visit the original retweet IDs that I recorded at the time, they still work - so it seems as though something is removing my retweets, as I’m ending up with multiple valid retweet IDs for the same tweet. I am certain that I didn’t un-retweet them, as it would have taken me considerable time and effort to do that (and I have nothing in my app that performs un-retweet functionality).
What I want to establish is whether a Twitter system or algorithm is behind that action - I’m currently running through these “unretweeted” tweets and scheduling my app to retweet them again, but if something on Twitter’s end is unretweeting my retweets in the first place, it probably wouldn’t take kindly to me doing that.