One of the best OSINT friendly social networks around is Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/ ), however, the site doesn’t save deleted content, therefore for OSINT research, we need to use third-party websites for retrieving deleted threads or comments:
- Removeddit – You can browse the site and read the deleted comments which are highlighted in red, alternatively you can search for a specific comment. Use the bookmarklet on the website or replace ‘reddit’ in the URL with ‘removeddit.
- ReSavr – A database for deleted Reddit comments that are 650+ characters long. You can scroll through the “most recent” list or search for a comment.
- WaybackMachine – is an internet archive where you can search the history of over 538 billion web pages on the Internet. Paste the URL in the search bar and find what you need. Or check out this Google Chrome extension – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wayback-machine/fpnmgdkabkmnadcjpehmlllkndpkmiak