A Conversation Divided: Traditional Media and Anti-Science Sources Polarized Over Covid-19 Vaccine

Source: Markus Winkler

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  1. There is significant overlap between political leanings and attitudes towards a Covid-19 vaccine. Liberal-leaning groups appeared next to groups such as “March for Science” and “Fauci Fan Club”, whereas groups portraying themselves as pro-Brexit, pro-Trump, pro-Tea Party shared more anti-science sources.
  1. The anti-science groups may be more active in sharing links.
  2. The map only provides information from public groups and does not include public pages or private groups, which are also important sources on user Facebook feeds.

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