Conference paper Open Access
Baumgartner, Jason; Zannettou, Savvas; Squire, Megan; Blackburn, Jeremy
The Pushshift Telegram Dataset
The dataset consists of three files:
Accounts.ndjson: Provides data for 2.2M Telegram users that were active in the channels we crawled.
Channels.ndjson: Provides data for 28K Telegram channels that we crawled.
Messages.ndjson: Provides data for 317M Telegram messages that were posted by 2.2M Telegram users in 28K Telegram channels.
Each file is a newline delimited json (ndjson) file that includes a json object with the data for each account/channel/message. The format of each object is according to the Telethon API (https://docs.telethon.dev/en/latest/), which is a Python interface for Telegram's API.