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They Might Be a Liar But They’re My Liar: Source Evaluation and the Prevalence of Misinformation

Overview of attention for article published in Political Psychology, April 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 (#8 of 982)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
48 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
150 tweeters

Citations

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21 Dimensions

Readers on

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78 Mendeley
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Title
They Might Be a Liar But They’re My Liar: Source Evaluation and the Prevalence of Misinformation
Published in
Political Psychology, April 2019
DOI 10.1111/pops.12586
Authors

Briony Swire‐Thompson, Ullrich K. H. Ecker, Stephan Lewandowsky, Adam J. Berinsky

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 78 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 21%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 9%
Professor 6 8%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 13 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 31 40%
Psychology 17 22%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Philosophy 2 3%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 19 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 499. 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 March 2021.
All research outputs
#27,429
of 17,525,923 outputs
Outputs from Political Psychology
#8
of 982 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#736
of 278,573 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Political Psychology
#1
of 13 outputs
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