The study titled "Government vs NGO influence within online health communication" explores the prominence of online HIV/AIDS information sources in Australia, including the web presence of: 1) Organizations which recommend resources and support to users e.g. NGOs, NFPs etc. and, 2) those entities which produce authoritative resources e.g. health departments, research centres etc.
VOSON was used to analyse the visibility of various types of online information to suicide-risk individuals, and to assess the accessibility of so-called “pro-suicide”, suicide prevention, and support sites.
The increasing use of social media by political parties, advocacy groups and general citizens has provided a new environment for communication and interaction.