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Repeat Spreaders and Election Delegitimization

Kennedy, Ian, Wack, Morgan, Schafer, Joey, Beers, Andrew, Spiro, Emma and Kate Starbird. “Repeat Spreaders and Election Delegitimization: A Comprehensive Dataset of Misinformation Tweets from the 2020 U.S. Election.” Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, Vol. 2, 2022. 

This paper details the development and release of a new dataset containing over 49 million tweets and 450 distinct stories linked with misinformation during the 2020 U.S. Election. The paper also uses the contained data to detail the influence of “repeat spreaders” during the election along with asymmetries in the partisanship of users sharing misinformation during the election period.

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