GobBsAsTweets: Twitter Dataset of Local Governments in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Published: 17 April 2023| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/3fszgrvm2r.3
Antonela Tommasel


This dataset presents a collection of the official local governments' Twitter activity in Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. The collection is entirely in Spanish and was built by crawling each local government's social media accounts and the reactions it received. The collection focuses on the content-based relations established between the local government authorities and the citizens, instead of on the follower/followee relationship. The dataset is useful for studying how government entities manifest themselves in social media and their different ways of transmitting information; and how citizens interact and express their commitment to the government entities. The collection includes the account activities before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Tweets span between 2009 and December 2022. Data was collected using the Twitter API.


Steps to reproduce

The raw data belonging to the Twitter posts were retrieved from the Twitter API using our own tool called Faking it!, which internally uses Twitter4J for easily integrating with the Twitter API. Faking it! can also be used to rehydrate the data collection. The code for processing and analyzing the raw data and the shared tables is also available at the Faking it! repository at https://github.com/knife982000/FakingIt.


Social Sciences, Social Media, Government, Spanish Language, Citizenship, Twitter