Event Title

Monitoring and Correcting HPV Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media

Session Number

Project ID: CMPS 08

Advisor(s)

Dr. Ming (Bryan) Wang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Discipline

Computer Science

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:45 AM

Abstract

Vaccine misinformation is widely disseminated on social media, and it is often difficult to correct. Social media posts that contain vaccine misinformation have been found to generate high engagement among social media users, and the spread of misinformation can be harmful to society. This project focuses on monitoring and analyzing sources and types of HPV vaccine misinformation on different social media platforms, mainly Instagram. In order to collect data on misinformation on different social media platforms, and to analyze the gathered data, R was used. During the data analysis process, the captions and hashtags of vaccine related Instagram posts were examined and collected to study word frequency and sentiment analysis. The data was also used to do topic modeling to analyze what is being said in these Instagram posts.

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Apr 20th, 9:30 AM Apr 20th, 9:45 AM

Monitoring and Correcting HPV Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media

Vaccine misinformation is widely disseminated on social media, and it is often difficult to correct. Social media posts that contain vaccine misinformation have been found to generate high engagement among social media users, and the spread of misinformation can be harmful to society. This project focuses on monitoring and analyzing sources and types of HPV vaccine misinformation on different social media platforms, mainly Instagram. In order to collect data on misinformation on different social media platforms, and to analyze the gathered data, R was used. During the data analysis process, the captions and hashtags of vaccine related Instagram posts were examined and collected to study word frequency and sentiment analysis. The data was also used to do topic modeling to analyze what is being said in these Instagram posts.