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Twitter coverage of Demi Lovato's overdose

Missed opportunities in overdose coverage

January 14, 2019

Only 216 of the 42,500 news reports about Demi Lovato’s alleged overdose this past summer included mention of the national addiction hotline, 1-800-662-HELP, a free service that connects callers with lifesaving addiction resources.

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8/27/18: In another attack on Western society, Russian trolls sow doubt about vaccines, CS’ Mark Dredze, Los Angeles Times

August 28, 2018

The Los Angeles Times reports on recently published findings that a large percentage of tweets devoted to the vaccination issue have been from bots or Russian trolls. Mark Dredze, the John C. Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science and one of the paper’s co-authors, is quoted in the article. Read more at Los Angeles Times […]

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Researchers look to Twitter to better understand vaccine refusal

February 24, 2015

A Johns Hopkins computer scientist is part of a team of researchers that has developed a new way to understand vaccine refusal by studying an unlikely resource: Twitter. The researchers will combine Twitter analyses with traditional survey techniques to study why people refuse vaccines and how these reasons vary among communities. The focus on vaccination […]

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Twitter posts provide fresh insight into mental illness trends

December 9, 2014

Johns Hopkins computers scientists, who have already used Twitter posts to track flu cases, say their techniques also show promise as a tool to gather important information about some common mental illnesses. By reviewing tweets from users who publicly mentioned their diagnosis and by looking for language cues linked to certain disorders, the researchers say, […]

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