Marius Sältzer and Dr. Sebastian Stier: The German Federal Election 2021 Twitter Dataset
The German Federal Election of 2021 will be the most digitalized ever: In times of Covid-19, a younger electorate and omnipresence of user generated content, social media has become an important tool and arena for politics. While collecting data from Twitter’s Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) is simple, it is difficult to find meaningful information. To improve social science research with Twitter data, we published The German Federal Election Twitter dataset. It contains 1,556 Twitter accounts of all candidates running for the seven parties represented in the previous session of Bundestag. The data gives researchers, journalists and citizens the ability to observe the election campaign on Twitter.