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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1109/MC.2017.4041354
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.