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Real Solutions for Fake News? Measuring the Effectiveness of General Warnings and Fact-Check Tags in Reducing Belief in False Stories on Social Media

Overview of attention for article published in Political Behavior, February 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#41 of 500)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
69 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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8 Dimensions

Readers on

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87 Mendeley
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Title
Real Solutions for Fake News? Measuring the Effectiveness of General Warnings and Fact-Check Tags in Reducing Belief in False Stories on Social Media
Published in
Political Behavior, February 2019
DOI 10.1007/s11109-019-09533-0
Authors

Katherine Clayton, Spencer Blair, Jonathan A. Busam, Samuel Forstner, John Glance, Guy Green, Anna Kawata, Akhila Kovvuri, Jonathan Martin, Evan Morgan, Morgan Sandhu, Rachel Sang, Rachel Scholz-Bright, Austin T. Welch, Andrew G. Wolff, Amanda Zhou, Brendan Nyhan

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 87 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 21%
Student > Master 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Lecturer 5 6%
Other 23 26%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 27 31%
Psychology 11 13%
Computer Science 8 9%
Arts and Humanities 5 6%
Unspecified 5 6%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. 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 27 November 2019.
All research outputs
#319,183
of 13,976,935 outputs
Outputs from Political Behavior
#41
of 500 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,448
of 320,869 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Political Behavior
#2
of 14 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,976,935 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 500 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 25.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% 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 320,869 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 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 14 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 85% of its contemporaries.