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Let's take a look into the world of anti-vaccine discussion on Twitter. The first challenge here is to find the tweets; there's no obvious hashtag or term guaranteed to be exclusively associated with #antivax tweets.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
A manual review of tweets indicates that #antivax, #vaccine, and #vaccines are all hashtags that occur frequently in anti-vaccine tweets. However, there are lot of false positives (pro-vaccine tweets) in this dataset. How do we isolate the content we're interested in?
Plotting the retweet networks provides a solution. All three hashtags have networks that split into pro and anti-vaccine sections. We can filter out the tweets from the accounts outside the #antivax section to obtain the desired dataset.
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Waiting for the start of the Brexit What's The Deal event at Bracknell Open Learning Centre organised by Berkshire for Europe.
We'll be live tweeting the event, so watch this space.
If you are at the event, use the hashtag #WhatsTheDealBracknell on social media.
It promises to be an interesting evening, particularly with the news this afternoon that Railways Minister @JoJohnsonUK has resigned from the government and spoken out in favour of a #PeoplesVote on Brexit rather than the choice of no deal or a bad deal.
Our speakers this evening are:
Bracknell MP @DrPhillipLeeMP who was one of the early MPs to resign their ministerial post over Brexit (for the right reasons)
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