Study: Parler provided echo chamber for vaccine misinformation, conspiracy theories
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Researchers in the University of Kansas School of Journalism analyzed posts from new social media platform Parler regarding COVID-19 vaccine development which showed posters used an echo-chamber type approach to share misinformation on the vaccines. The findings can help shape future vaccine and health communications, they argue.
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