CoVaxxy dashboard monitors vaccine misinformation and hesitancy

February 23, 2021

A new project from Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media, or OSoMe, points to misinformation as a factor affecting COVID-19 vaccine adoption. Working with colleagues from the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy, the OSoMe team has created a publicly available dashboard called CoVaxxy to explore the relationship between misinformation on Twitter and attitudes about COVID-19 vaccines.

Through CoVaxxy's interactive maps and graphs, dashboard users can visualize correlations between the spread of misinformation and the percentage of a state's population unwilling to get vaccinated. Users can also compare the rates of vaccine uptake in different states and track which hashtags and news websites are being shared in public conversations about vaccines. Read more...