4CAT: Capture and Analysis Toolkit

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cite this tool in my research paper?

Please refer to the How to cite page.

What query syntax can I use?

Most standard search engine query syntax is supported. An overview of syntax you can use is available.

How complete is the data?

Generally speaking, all posts made since scraping started are available, as well as some older posts that were included in the initial scrapes. If the data you're interested in is located near the beginning of the dataset, it is probably a good idea to triangulate it with other archives or the platform itself to confirm the completeness.

You can also e-mail us for more details about the archive.