By the end of July, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) had administered nearly 368 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the process, at least 11.3 million doses (~3%) were wasted.

Total number of wasted doses by week, which has been steadily growing since April.

The CDC data is missing entire states like Michigan and Connecticut, federal vaccination programs like the Department…


It seems Americans are not on the same page about COVID-19. 25% of Americans still believe that the pandemic was planned and executed by powerful people. In this post I’ll look at how misinformation spread on Parler and correlate external domains to the conversation happening within the network.

This is…


This is the second part of a multi-part series on data I crawled from Parler’s API until it was shut down by Amazon. I got a surprising amount of attention from part 1 and sent data to quite a few researchers who emailed me. …


I ran a crawler to collect hundreds of millions of posts on Parler before Amazon shut them down for hosting hate speech, conspiracy theories, threats of violence, and misinformation.

Users could only search posts on Parler (called “Parleys”) by hashtags, not by the text content within the post itself. This…

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