COVID-19 related Weibo Data from "Did the world overlook the media’s early warning of COVID-19?"



Between December 1, 2019 and February 27, 2020, we collected 11,362,502 posts, among which 1,230,353 contain at least an outbreak-related keyword (please refer to the paper) and 2,104 (1.7 per 1,000) have been censored.
Data fields: Column 1: "created_at": date of publication Column 2: "censorship_type": directly censored (return of "permission_denied") or retweet of censored post ("retweet of a “permission denied” post")Column 3: "id_hashed": hashed post ID Column 4: "retweeted_status_hashed": hashed retweet status Column 5: "text_cleaned": text body with all @XXX mentions removed
Please cite the reference King-wa Fu & Yuner Zhu (2020) Did the world overlook the media’s early warning of COVID-19?, Journal of Risk Research, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2020.1756380
Date made available2020
PublisherJournal of Risk Research
Date of data production1 Dec 2019 - 27 Feb 2020

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