Polish Political Twitter Accounts
The Polish Political Twitter Account List is a resource gathering verified accounts of causative and opinion-forming actors from the Polish political scene (politicians, parties, NGOs, journalists). It currently contains 766 accounts.
The initial version of the list combined the following available component resources:
The list was supplemented with accounts automatically retrieved from Twitter and then manually verified by experts:
based on the entries from the Polish Political Ontology all Twitter accounts compatible with the first name-surname pattern were collected
- for every candidate account every friend and follower of the account was retrieved
- the list was filtered using the methodology of the self-confirming structure, i.e. by tracking only accounts followed by verified accounts and being followers and friends of verified accounts of the largest Polish political parties
- finally the remaining candidate accounts were manually verified and all inactive accounts (by people who did not publish any tweets retrievable by Twitter API) were removed.
The file is TAB-separated. First column contains Twitter ID of a user, second column his/her Twitter username.
Polish Political Ontology was created in scope of the TrendMiner project co-financed by the European Commission from the FP7 programme (grant agreement number 287863) and from the Polish Ministry of Science support programme (grant agreement number 3177/7.PR/2014/2).