Mapping the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook

VOSON Lab member Tim Graham and his colleague Naomi Smith (Federation University Australia) have published Mapping the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook in Information, Communications & Society.

The study identifies the characteristics of and the discourses present within six popular anti-vaccination Facebook pages. The large-scale Facebook datasets were collected using the VOSON Lab's SocialMediaLab R package (of which Tim is the lead developer). Analysis involved a range of methods, including SNA, gender prediction and generative statistical models.

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