Antivax Movement Gets Little Television News Coverage Over Past Decade

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For all of the concern among policymakers and media personalities regarding the antivax movement, it has received few mentions on television news over the past decade, with just 139 mentions on CNN, 126 on Fox News and just 115 on MSNBC over the entire past ten years. When it did get coverage, it tended to be on personality-driven shows rather than news programming.

The timeline below shows the number of mentions of the antivax movement on the three channels by week over the past decade using data from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive processed by the GDELT Project.

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GDELT Project