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The Paradox of Participation Versus Misinformation: Social Media, Political Engagement, and the Spread of Misinformation

Overview of attention for article published in Digital Journalism, June 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 577)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
115 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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31 Dimensions

Readers on

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183 Mendeley
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Title
The Paradox of Participation Versus Misinformation: Social Media, Political Engagement, and the Spread of Misinformation
Published in
Digital Journalism, June 2019
DOI 10.1080/21670811.2019.1623701
Authors

Sebastián Valenzuela, Daniel Halpern, James E. Katz, Juan Pablo Miranda

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 183 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 183 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 22%
Student > Master 28 15%
Researcher 18 10%
Student > Bachelor 16 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Other 38 21%
Unknown 29 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 98 54%
Arts and Humanities 12 7%
Computer Science 12 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 10 5%
Psychology 8 4%
Other 17 9%
Unknown 26 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 87. 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 24 March 2021.
All research outputs
#289,361
of 17,572,152 outputs
Outputs from Digital Journalism
#14
of 577 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,708
of 275,452 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Digital Journalism
#2
of 16 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,572,152 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 577 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 17.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 16 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.