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An Exploratory Study of “Fake News” and Media Trust in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in African Journalism Studies, August 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
23 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
10 Mendeley
Title
An Exploratory Study of “Fake News” and Media Trust in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
Published in
African Journalism Studies, August 2019
DOI 10.1080/23743670.2019.1627230
Authors

Herman Wasserman, Dani Madrid-Morales

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 3 30%
Student > Master 2 20%
Librarian 2 20%
Unspecified 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 5 50%
Unspecified 4 40%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 58. 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 30 August 2019.
All research outputs
#300,842
of 13,595,652 outputs
Outputs from African Journalism Studies
#2
of 80 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,010
of 244,149 outputs
Outputs of similar age from African Journalism Studies
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,595,652 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 80 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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