Trolling accusations in the comment threads of British political blogs


Uploaded: 2021-09-13
Languages: English
Collected from: 2016
Access category: Open
To: 2016

Summary

The corpus consists of 1,712 comment threads from 28 British political blogs. Each comment thread contains at least one trolling accusation comment where users call others trolls or describe other users' communicative behaviour as trolling.


Subject keywords: trolling, online political discourse, blog, computer-mediated communication
Data types: Written
Funders: N/A
Associated AIFL centres: Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD)
License: CC BY-NC-ND

Description

The corpus consists of 1,712 comment threads from 28 British political blogs. Each comment thread contains at least one trolling accusation comment where users call others trolls or describe other users' communicative behaviour as trolling. The total number of comments in the corpus is 740,841 and 6,129 of these are labelled as trolling accusation comments, using the <tc>… <\tc> tags. All comment threads were created in 2015. The corpus size is 32.2 million words. A detailed description of the corpus can be found in Petyko, M. (2019). The discursive construction of trolling on British and Hungarian political blogs. Lancaster University. Unpublished PhD thesis, which is available from Marton Petyko (m.petyko@aston.ac.uk) on request.


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