Just 111 FB users spreading half
of major coronavirus vaccine
A Facebook internal study has found that a small group of users
is actually sowing major doubts about the Covid-19 vaccines,
discouraging people from taking the vital jab.
The findings showed that just 10 out of the 638 population
segments contained 50 per cent of all vaccine hesitancy content
on the platform.
In the population segment with the most vaccine hesitancy, just
111 users contributed half of all vaccine hesitant content,
according to a report in The Washington Post.
The Facebook study has also found a QAnon connection behind
the campaign to malign the use of coronavirus vaccines and
spreading "vaccine hesitancy".
QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory group in the US.
The research is a large-scale attempt to understand the spread of
ideas that contribute to vaccine hesitancy, "or the act of delaying
or refusing a vaccination despite its availability, on social media --
a primary source of health information for millions of people," the
report said on Sunday. Read More