Twitter Study Finds Facts Don’t Matter to Anti-Vaxxers

ally pro-vaccine.For those who are long-term anti-vaxxers, other areas of interest include government and military conspiracies, GMOs, the Illuminati, and “infowars,” among others. The study find that these people are more likely to use “direct” language, feel a deep “mistrust” of the government, and display anger. All of this, they write, suggests “characteristics of paranoid thinking.”Newly converted anti-vaxxers have some similar attitudes: They are generally “suspicious of government” and manifest “conspiratorial thinking,” suggesting overall that they are predisposed to anti-vaccine conversion. Interestingly, the study found that it only took one event to push people who were “predisposed” over the edge into anti-vaccine territory. In 2014, a rumor circulated that the CDC knew the MMR vaccine would produ

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