The Data Visualizations Behind COVID-19 Skepticism

How do COVID-19 skeptics use public health data and social media to advocate for reopening the economy and against mask mandates?

We studied half a million tweets, over 41,000 visualizations, and spent six months lurking in anti-mask Facebook groups.

Here’s what we found.

So how do these groups diverge from scientific orthodoxy if they are using the same data? We have identified a few sleights of hand that contribute to the broader epistemological crisis we identify between these groups and the majority of scientific researchers.

Thanks to @TWReynolds for pointing this out.


It is amazing that you can almost see the Mason-Dixon line in the Covid data.


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