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Cite this dataset

Jules, Bergis (2017). #BringBackOurInternet [Dataset]. Dryad.


In response to a demonstrations related to a strike by teachers and lawyers in Cameroon, the government shut down internet connectivity in the English speaking regions of the country. In response, concerned citizens and supporters protested on social media using the hashtag #BringBackOurInternet. The tweet ids in this dataset were collected on 5 separate occasions. There are 81,419 tweets in 5 separate datasets.

BringBackOurInternet_tweet_ids1, 3,896 tweets, collected 2017-01-23, 08:16:27

BringBackOurInternet_tweet_ids2, 4,518 tweets, collected 2017-01-23 13:16:20

BringBackOurInternet_tweet_ids3, 10, 410 tweets, collected 2017-01-25 06:13:53

BringBackOurInternet_tweet_ids4, 30,000 tweets, collected 2017-01-29 18:21:56

BringBackOurInternet_tweet_ids5, 32,595 tweets, collected 2017-01-29 18:51:47


These tweets were collected using the DocNow prototype twitter collection tool:

Usage notes

You can recreate the tweets from the ids in this dataset using the DocNow Hydrator application: