Date Thesis Awarded

5-2020

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

Maurits van der Veen

Committee Members

Claire McKinney

Dan Runfola

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to understand sentiment on social media as it relates to the anti-vaccination movement. Using a corpora of Twitter, Facebook and Reddit the sentiment found on each of these platforms was measured using a frequency dictionary of lexicons with categories pertinent to the research and statistical tests. The results yielded key differences in how anti-vaxx sentiment is talked about on each platform.

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