One of the saddest things we have ever had to do is to analyze the evolution of the new Coronavirus Covid 19 on Twitter. We at Tweet Binder have run several Twitter analysis about it and we intend to liberate all the Twitter datasets about Coronavirus and Covid19 that we possible can create. We have analyzed day by day the evolution of several words: #covid19 OR #coronavirus OR coronavirus OR #covidー19. However, we don’t want to share any opinion on the data, that’s your job.
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628,809,016 tweets so far (Updated May 8th 2020)
We will update the data every week and we will provide as much information as we can. If you are a journalist you can use this freely by mentioning Tweet Binder as a source. If you need the raw data (the tweets), please contact us because that cannot be offered for free. Coronavirus on Twitter is also full of fake news, please stay sharp.
Since a lot of people are tweeting about Coronavirus, we have run a search with all the tweets that got 1000 RTs at least. We consider those “important”, that doesn’t mean obviously that they are the most important tweets of the Coronavirus issue. There are more than 40,000 tweets about Covid19 who got at least 1,000 RTs in a tweet.
Access the most important tweets
These are the tweets with the highest number of RTs so far (we do not update this list everyday but we are close):
The coronavirus panic is dumb
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2020
Holy shit. Katie Porter holds the CDC Director's feet to the fire and gets him to commit to FREE TESTING for coronavirus for ALL AMERICANS.
Watch every second of this.pic.twitter.com/dQMbhR5Oaa
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 12, 2020
Who is tweeting about #Covid19
Here are a few rankings of users tweeting about #Covid19 who got a least 1,000 RTs for their tweets. This data can be downloaded as well.
The most popular Twitter users (based on the number of followers)
These are the most popular users who have tweeted about the coronavirus situation:
|@BarackObama||Barack Obama||114.109.939||Washington, DC|
|@realDonaldTrump||Donald J. Trump||74.235.802||Washington, DC|
|@cnnbrk||CNN Breaking News||56.815.026||Everywhere|
|@BillGates||Bill Gates||49.105.833||Seattle, WA|
|@nytimes||The New York Times||45.580.487||New York City|
|@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||41.981.524||London, UK|
|@ConanOBrien||Conan O’Brien||28.601.626||Los Angeles|
|@BBCWorld||BBC News (World)||27.159.913||London, UK|
|@HillaryClinton||Hillary Clinton||26.972.407||New York, NY|
|21.869.816||Mountain View, CA|
|@Reuters||Reuters||21.419.279||Around the world|
|@WhiteHouse||The White House||20.612.835||Washington, D.C.|
The most retweeted users
This ranking is based on the number of RTs received in all their tweets about #Covid19 with at least 1,000 RTs. These are the users who received more retweets in their tweets.
|MOST RETWEETED USERS||Retweets|
Most active users
The most active users tweeting (not retweeting) about Coronavirus. These are the uses who have sent the highest number of original tweets. Remember, we are not counting retweets here.
|@spectatorindex||The Spectator Index||190|
|@DrDenaGrayson||Dr. Dena Grayson||65|
|@WHO||World Health Organization (WHO)||61|
|@WhiteHouse||The White House||47|
|@realDonaldTrump||Donald J. Trump||41|
|@PrisonPlanet||Paul Joseph Watson||34|
|@nytimes||The New York Times||33|
|@TrumpWarRoom||Trump War Room – Text SHAMROCK to 88022||33|
|@AlertaNews24||Alerta News 24||30|
|@SethAbramson||Seth Abramson (@?)||29|
|@eugenegu||Eugene Gu, MD||29|
|@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||27|
All the tweets by @who
The World Health Organization has been actively tweeting information these past months. Here you will find a dataset with all their tweets since the 1st of January 2020:
They have sent 1,767 tweets since the 1st of Jan until today (April 8). Last year, in the same dates, they sent only 615.
This is the tweet with the highest number of retweets:
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
"We have therefore made the assessment that #COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic"-@DrTedros #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/JqdsM2051A
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020
We are going to try to keep this post as up-to-date as possible. This is a serious situation that requires the collaboration of all of us. So, remember: #StayAtHome, #WashYourHands and #BeSafe.