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News | Oct. 17, 2023

Minerva-funded researchers "Untangle" the Web of Online Medical Distrust

"Why does online distrust (e.g., of medical expertise) continue to grow despite numerous mitigation efforts? We analyzed changing discourse within a Facebook ecosystem of approximately 100 million users who were focused pre-pandemic on vaccine (dis)trust. Post-pandemic, their discourse interconnected multiple non-vaccine topics and geographic scales within and across communities." 

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Associated Minerva-funded project: Total War: Multi-Agent Network Theory of Connective Action in a Cross-Domain Coupled World