manlius, Italian
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If you had the feeling that the online discussion about COVID-19 vaccines was biased depending on the actors, you are right.

Using and we have shown that being a human or a bot, verified or unverified (according to previous Twitter rules) and political leaning were relevant factors for choosing the words in posts and, accordingly, the corresponding emotions to trigger.

A genuine computational social science study, led by Anna Bertani for her Msc thesis, now published also in collaboration with Riccardo Gallotti and Pierluigi Sacco

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j_bertolotti,
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@manlius This deserves a thread with an explanation for non-specialists (i.e. me 😉 )

manlius,
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@j_bertolotti i promise I will do one once I'll get more free (tough period).

Glad you are interested.

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