Dataset Open Access
Collection of tweets related to the 2016 US election that went viral between election day (Nov 8th) and March 2017. Viral tweets are those that achieved the 1000-retweet threshold during the collection period. We queried Twitter's streaming API using the hashtags #MyVote2016, #ElectionDay, #electionnight, and the user handles @realDonaldTrump and @HillaryClinton.
Tweets have been labelled as containing fake news or not by two sets of people. A fake news is one the following: