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.