“Mommy Blogs” and the Vaccination Exemption Narrative: Results From A Machine-Learning Approach for Story Aggregation on Parenting Social Media Sites

"...[A] multidisciplinary team of UCLA researchers has built an elegant computational model that reflects how humans think and communicate, thereby teaching computers to understand structured narratives within the flow of posts on the internet."

"...[T]he impact could be the creation of a more effective way to help people separate fact from fiction in [...] social media conversations"

"The researchers said their success [...] demonstrates the capability to introduce counter-narratives into internet interactions, break up echo chambers and one day potentially help root out fact from fiction for social media users."

"[The researchers,] using natural language processing methods, were able to identify characters and the relationships between those characters, discovering the core of the underlying narratives"

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