A new article by the Polytechnic of Milan (POLIMI) has been launched in Proceedings of the AAAI conference on Web and social media: “VaccinEU: COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations on Twitter in French, German and Italian”<br>
Despite the increasing limitations for unvaccinated people, in many European countries there is still a non-negligible fraction of individuals who refuse to get vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, undermining governmental efforts to eradicate the virus. We study the role of online social media in influencing individuals' opinion towards getting vaccinated by designing a large-scale collection of Twitter messages in three different languages - French, German and Italian - and providing public access to the data collected. Focusing on the European context, our VaccinEU dataset aims to help researchers to better understand the impact of online (mis)information about vaccines and design more accurate communication strategies to maximize vaccination coverage. Data can be fully accessed in a Dataverse repository and a GitHub repository.
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