Telegram and sock-puppets: a technical overview

0x00 - Introduction What is this all about? With this post I aim to share my knowledge about avoiding getting banned from Telegram channels and groups, thus giving my 2 cents about good sock-puppets practice. I’ll cover common methods, workarounds and their limits. I want to make clear that there’s no hacking involved and everything can be handled only via the official API. 0x01 - Basic Knowledge Let’s start from the beginning, like knowing nothing about how Telegram works.
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How to use Twint as an OSINT tool

0x00 - Introduction Minimum requirements Twint and other tools apart, I’m assuming you know a bit about OSINT and friends; things like the ‘intelligence cycle’ (from now on just ‘cycle’) and basically how to make decisions (when apply deduction or induction). If you don’t know much about OSINT, I suggest you to read this post made by Dutch OsintGuy. The Twint Project can be found here. Why this post? I have seen various blog posts about Twint, but those simply explain how to use it just to scrape some tweets; while there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s only one step of the cycle.
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Twint Desktop App (beta)

TL;DR What is this all about? In this short post I’ll give you an introduction to Twint Desktop. But let’s start from the beginning, what is Twint? An advanced Twitter scraping & OSINT tool written in Python that doesn’t use Twitter’s API, allowing you to scrape a user’s followers, following, Tweets and more while evading most API limitations. Formerly known as Tweep, Twint is an advanced Twitter scraping tool written in Python that allows for scraping Tweets from Twitter profiles without using Twitter’s API.
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