I use different digital platforms and tools like Python to collect data from social media including the SFU-TCAT and 4CAT that I manage. We often collect and analyze data from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Telegram, Reddit, Tumblr, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki....etc. For setting up your Twitter searches as part of your research at SFU’s School of Communication, please contact Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi (

I created this Live Dashboard that live tracks social media posts in Canada that reference COVID-19, Google search trends, climate change and global arming, fake news, disinformation, and misinformation. Please access the dashboard from here