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Tweets using the hashtag #australianvalues, 22-27 April 2017

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posted on 2017-05-08, 11:36 authored by Tim SherrattTim Sherratt
On 20 April 2017 the Australian Government announced that the Australian citizenship test would be made harder, with an increased focus on 'Australian values'.

Suggestions as to what 'Australian values' might actually be soon started to be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #australianvalues.

This dataset contains 55,698 Twitter ids from tweets collected from 20 to 27 April 2017 that included the #australianvalues tag. They were collected and processed using Twarc.


An initial Twarc 'search' was run on 20 April to collect existing tweets.

A Twarc 'filter' was started on 20 April to collect streaming tweets and ran until 27 April.

Another Twarc 'search' was run on 25 April, just in case.

The JSON files were combined, duplicate tweets were removed, and the results were sorted.

Twitter ids were then extracted from the tweets using Twarc's 'dehydrate' command.

Using this file

To retrieve the original tweets from this list of ids you can use Twarc's 'hydrate' command or Documenting the Now's Hydrator.


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