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How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, August 2020
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
3 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
203 X users
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
11 Redditors

Citations

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20 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
64 Mendeley
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Title
How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid
Published in
PLOS ONE, August 2020
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0236517
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gururaghav Raman, Bedoor AlShebli, Marcin Waniek, Talal Rahwan, Jimmy Chih-Hsien Peng

X Demographics

X Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 203 X users who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.
Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 64 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 64 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 13%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Student > Master 5 8%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 21 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 11 17%
Computer Science 9 14%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Unspecified 3 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 25 39%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 196. 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 07 February 2023.
All research outputs
#201,461
of 25,382,035 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#2,992
of 220,434 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,175
of 406,232 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#68
of 2,732 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,382,035 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 220,434 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 15.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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