This abstract describes how tools from network analysis and visualization can successfully support the study of philosophical questions in social epistemology. We introduce a particular network structure, namely the (m, k)-observer. We argue for its epistemic value and show that such observers are extremely rare in social media discussions of controversial topics. Our specific use case concerns a discussion of vaccine safety on Twitter.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2018|
|Event||IEEE 14th International Conference on eScience 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 29 Oct 2018 → 1 Nov 2018
|Conference||IEEE 14th International Conference on eScience 2018|
|Period||29/10/18 → 1/11/18|
- social networks