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In Geographic and demographic correlates of autism-related anti-vaccine beliefs on Twitter, 2009-15 (Sci-Hub mirror), social scientists from U Alabama, U Colorado and the NIH take a data-driven approach to understanding the surge in vaccine denying tweets that blame vaccinations for autism, a totally discredited idea espoused by the President…

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Tweet this.Image: JAAP ARRIENS/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES By Kerry Flynn2017-09-28 19:55:59 UTC Twitter just provided another line of evidence that Russians were quite aggressive with their attempts to influence on the 2016 election.  Twitter revealed in a blog post on Tuesday that it had discovered about 200 accounts linked to…

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This morning, Twitter covered Ken “Popehat” White’s profile page in balloons to celebrate his birthday. This afternoon, it suspended his account for posting screenshots of threats he’d received from another user. The ranting missive, from a far-right lawyer in Texas whose threatening Twitter postings White had earlier mocked, promises…

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In the wake of CNN threatening to out a critic if he does not limit his speech in the future, former federal prosecutor and First Amendment champion Ken White has published an eminently sensible post about the incoherence of the present moment’s views on free speech, and on the…

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