A Twitter Streaming Dataset collected before and after the Onset of the War between Russia and Ukraine in 2022

Pohl, Janina Susanne; Seiler, Moritz Vincent; Assenmacher, Dennis; Grimme, Christian


Abstract

Social media can be mirrors of human interaction, society, and world events. Their reach enables the global dissemination of information in the shortest possible time and thus the individual participation of people all over the world in global events in almost real time. However, equally efficient, these platforms can be misused in the context of information warfare in order to manipulate human perception and opinion formation. The outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine on February 24, 2022, demonstrated this in a striking manner. 

Within this paper we describe a dataset of raw tweets collected by using the Twitter Streaming API in the context of the onset of the war, which Russia started on Ukraine on February 24, 2022. A distinctive feature of the dataset is that it covers the period from one week before to one week after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Keywords
Dataset; Russia; Ukraine; Twitter



Publication type
Forschungsartikel (ePaper)

Peer reviewed
No

Publication status
Published

Year
2022

Journal
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Volume
00

Edition
1

Language
English

DOI

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