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Fake News, Real Money: Ad Tech Platforms, Profit-Driven Hoaxes, and the Business of Journalism

Overview of attention for article published in Digital Journalism, January 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 575)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
10 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
236 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
31 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
125 Mendeley
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Title
Fake News, Real Money: Ad Tech Platforms, Profit-Driven Hoaxes, and the Business of Journalism
Published in
Digital Journalism, January 2019
DOI 10.1080/21670811.2018.1556314
Authors

Joshua A. Braun, Jessica L. Eklund

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 236 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 125 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 125 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 20%
Student > Master 21 17%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Other 22 18%
Unknown 26 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 53 42%
Computer Science 11 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 10 8%
Arts and Humanities 7 6%
Decision Sciences 3 2%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 26 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 261. 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 03 March 2021.
All research outputs
#74,086
of 17,446,661 outputs
Outputs from Digital Journalism
#2
of 575 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,557
of 395,033 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Digital Journalism
#2
of 15 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,446,661 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 575 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 17.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 395,033 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 15 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its contemporaries.