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Political Astroturfing on Twitter: How to Coordinate a Disinformation Campaign

Overview of attention for article published in Political Communication, October 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 (#7 of 585)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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4 news outlets
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3 blogs
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158 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
reddit
2 Redditors
Title
Political Astroturfing on Twitter: How to Coordinate a Disinformation Campaign
Published in
Political Communication, October 2019
DOI 10.1080/10584609.2019.1661888
Authors

Franziska B. Keller, David Schoch, Sebastian Stier, JungHwan Yang

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 157. 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 13 November 2019.
All research outputs
#94,856
of 13,775,877 outputs
Outputs from Political Communication
#7
of 585 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,714
of 216,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Political Communication
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,775,877 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 585 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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