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Misinformation and Polarization in a High-Choice Media Environment: How Effective Are Political Fact-Checkers?

Overview of attention for article published in Communication Research, January 2019
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (62nd percentile)

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25 tweeters

Readers on

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38 Mendeley
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Title
Misinformation and Polarization in a High-Choice Media Environment: How Effective Are Political Fact-Checkers?
Published in
Communication Research, January 2019
DOI 10.1177/0093650218819671
Authors

Michael Hameleers, Toni G. L. A. van der Meer

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 26%
Researcher 6 16%
Student > Master 6 16%
Unspecified 5 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Other 8 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 27 71%
Unspecified 7 18%
Psychology 3 8%
Engineering 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2019.
All research outputs
#823,547
of 12,963,942 outputs
Outputs from Communication Research
#92
of 572 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,875
of 311,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Communication Research
#3
of 8 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,963,942 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 572 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.0. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 8 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 5 of them.