Accessing Labelled Data for Academic Research



I am a MSc student in Tallinn currently working on my thesis. I am studying supervised-machine-learning algorithms that are used to detect automated Twitter accounts. I have unfortunately run into an obstacle in obtaining data. I am aware that I can access raw data using Twitter’s API. However, I need Twitter accounts that have already already been labeled as automated or authentic before I can use them to train an algorithm. Recently, Twitter has made archives of Russian and Iranian accounts it believes to be linked to fake news campaigns publicly available for research. These don’t exactly meet my needs, but I was curious if there was a research API that could provide me access to data that has already been labeled? If this is not the right forum for this type of question, or if you need more information, please let me know.


There is no additional special data available other than the raw data you get from using the Twitter API. Apologies for any inconvenience.