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Series II. Twitter datasets, 2017

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This series contains data collected from the Twitter microblogging platform. The dataset was captured as a part of a range of efforts to capture Twitter data associated with the October 1, 2017 mass shooting that occured at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Data were gathered via concurrent queries to the Twitter API for all Tweets containing the term "vegas" occurring September 29 and October 7, 2017 before 5:00 PM PT. The full Twitter datasets (restricted to use on campus) is expressed in the JSON (javascript object notation) format structured text files and represents de-duplicated Tweets, shared and re-tweeted URLs, and shared and re-tweeted image URLs. The dataset also includes the images that were associated with the collected Tweets. The public Twitter dataset includes a list of Tweet identifiers for public distribution in accordance with Twitter’s Terms of Service.


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Collection Number: MS-00866
Collection Name: Web Archive on the October 1, 2017 Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada
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