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A Resistant Strain: Revealing the Online Grassroots Rise of the Antivaccination Movement

  • Author(s): Bandari, R
  • Zhou, Z
  • Qian, H
  • Tangherlini, TR
  • Roychowdhury, VP
  • et al.
Abstract

An analysis of more than eight years of data from vaccination forums on mothering.com shows that the antivaccination movement is well-organized and widely dispersed, and that it emerged long before concerns about immunity were expressed. The findings are evidence of a formidable challenge to the social norms surrounding vaccination.

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