The Message is Unclear: Interpreting Selected Information Shared in Ex-Vaxxer and Anti-Vaxxer Communities

Date
2021-11-06
Authors
Takaoka, Alicia JW
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Springer
Abstract
Vaccine hesitancy and speculation are persistent throughout the history of health care. This study employs situated awareness to evaluated the impact information has on decision-making. A set of frequently circulated documents called Vaccine Guide presents information from vaccine inserts, court cases, and other documents. This Guide is widely circulated in anti-vaccine communities on Facebook. A survey was conducted among university college students in order to evaluate claims about vaccine schedules and examine highlighted passages in this collection of documents and to determine how these passages impact information interpretation and personal health literacy from a situated awareness theory perspective.
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Anti-Vaccine Community · Situation Awareness · Health Information Literacy · Vaccine Schedule · Disinformation
Citation
Takaoka, Alicia. The Message is Unclear: Interpreting Selected Information Shared in Ex-Vaxxer and Anti-Vaxxer Communities. Human Computer Interaction International, July 24-29, 2021.
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