Why are there duplicates of the same tweet in the dataset? What causes that? How can I filter the duplicates and see the groups of duplicates?
There are three sources of duplicates that we have observed:
- Retweets are the primary source of duplicates.
- We site share options are a secondary source.
- People may happen to write the same text independently; this may be with or without coordination.
Duplicates mean the body text of the tweet is identical. However, each tweet in a group has unique metadata.
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