Global Embedded Metadata Graph (GEMG): Outlet Twitter Handle

News outlets across the world use Twitter to promote their coverage and engage with readers.  They can provide their Twitter handle in machine readable format using Twitter's "twitter:site" HTML META property, which is captured in the Global Embedded Metadata Graph (GEMG). While not every news outlet has a Twitter account or specifies it using this property, many do:

SELECT count(distinct(url)) FROM `gdelt-bq.gdeltv2.gemg`, unnest(metatags) metatag WHERE (key='twitter:site') and DATE(date)>= '2021-11-01' and DATE(date) <= '2021-11-30'

In all, 6,728,087 (54%) of articles include this information. This can offer useful additional context to a news article, allowing a client to point an interested reader to the social presence for that outlet.