Xue Qi's research while affiliated with Soochow University (PRC) and other places

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has become an emerging platform for the public to find information, share opinions, and seek coping strategies. Vaccination, one of the most effective public health interventions to control the COVID-19 pandemic, has become the focus of public online discussions. Several studies have demonstrated that soci...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media served as an important channel for the public to obtain health information and disseminate opinions when offline communication was severely hindered. Yet the emergence of social bots influencing social media conversations about public health threats will require researchers and practitioners to develop new...

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... However, established evidence has proven that social bots-automated accounts controlled and manipulated by computer algorithms [18]-often express sentiments in online discussions on social media [7,19], which might manipulate or even distort online public opinions [20,21]. The birth of COVID-19 vaccines has also sparked heated discussions and debates on social media [22]. Social media has long been a prominent sphere of vaccine debates [23]. ...