Knight Foundation: Researchers Found Anti-Vaccination Discourse On Facebook Increased In Volume Over The Last Decade, And Increasingly Emphasizes Civil Rights

Knight Foundation: Researchers Found Anti-Vaccination Discourse On Facebook Increased In Volume Over The Last Decade, And Increasingly Emphasizes Civil Rights. “For this study, published on October 1, 2020 in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers examined more than 250,000 posts on 204 Facebook pages expressing opposition to vaccines between October 2009 and October 2019. While opposition to vaccines can take many forms, the researchers found vaccine opponents online coalescing around the ‘civil liberties’ argument that individuals have the right to refuse to take a vaccine.”

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