Misinformation and Science Communication

Public Health and Misinformation

Research on how misinformation affects vaccine acceptance and public health outcomes.

Twitter data from misinformations sentinels in Peru, yrust, net sentiment, and vaccine acceptance from December 2020 to August 2021 (Lokmanoglu et al., 2023).
  • Lokmanoglu, A. D., Nisbet, E. C., Osborne, M. T., Tien, J., Malloy, S., Cueva Chacón, L., Villa Turek, E., & Abhari, R. (2023). Social Media Sentiment about COVID-19 Vaccination Predicts Vaccine Acceptance among Peruvian Social Media Users the Next Day. Vaccines, 11(4), 817. Link

  • Ophir, Y., Pruden, M. L., Walter, D., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Tebaldi, C., & Wang, R. (2022). Weaponizing reproductive rights: A mixed-method analysis of White nationalists’ discussion of abortions online. Information, Communication & Society, 1–26. Link

  • Walter, D., Ophir, Y., Lokmanoglu, A. D., & Pruden, M. L. (2022). Vaccine discourse in white nationalist online communication: A mixed-methods computational approach. Social Science & Medicine, 298, 114859. Link

Media Influence on Public Opinion

Study of how media presentations and sentiment influence public perception and behavior regarding health and political issues.

  • Yang, F., Cai, M., Mortenson, C., Fakhari, H., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Hullman, J., Franconeri, S., Diakopoulos, N., Nisbet, E. C., & Kay, M. (2024). Swaying the Public? Impacts of Election Forecast Visualizations on Emotion, Trust, and Intention in the 2022 U.S. Midterms. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 30(01), 23–33.

  • Ophir, Y., Walter, N., Walter, D., Velho, R. M., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Pruden, M. L., & Andrews, E. A. (2022). Vaccine Hesitancy Under the Magnifying Glass: A Systematic Review of the Uses and Misuses of an Increasingly Popular Construct. Health Communication, 1–15. Link

  • Ophir, Y., Walter, D., Arnon, D., Lokmanoglu, A. D., Tizzoni, M., Carota, J., D’Antiga, L., & Nicastro, E. (2021). The Framing of COVID-19 in Italian Media and Its Relationship with Community Mobility: A Mixed-Method Approach. Journal of Health Communication, 26(3), 161–173. Link