Study: Anti-vaxxers’ posts on Facebook worsen views of HPV vaccine

Public perception of the human papillomavirus vaccine has worsened partly because of posts on Facebook in  the vaccine’s first decade of availability, according to a study by an MU researcher.

Assistant Professor Monique Luisi in the School of Journalism said she found that 45% of HPV-related posts she identified on Facebook reflected negative views of the vaccine, and the public was more engaged with these posts.

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Senior student majoring in Convergence journalism-multimedia producing at University of Missouri-Columbia; Former General Assignment reporter at Columbia Missourian

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