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A Social Network Analysis of the #SugarTax debate on Twitter

Bridge Gemma , Flint Stuart , Tench Ralph

Background: Sugar and soft drink taxes have been implemented in over 40 locations globally. This includes the UK's Soft Drink Industry Levy (SDIL) which was implemented on 6th April 2018 to reduce sugar consumption and improve health. Tax implementation is highly debated on social media. This study aimed to explore the stakeholder networks involved in the debate surrounding the SDIL on Twitter.Methods: Social network analysis (SNA) of tweets posted betwe...