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The Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: How Russia’s Internet Research Agency Tweets Appeared in U.S. News as Vox Populi

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Press/Politics, December 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 (#6 of 332)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
312 tweeters

Citations

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4 Dimensions

Readers on

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26 Mendeley
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Title
The Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: How Russia’s Internet Research Agency Tweets Appeared in U.S. News as Vox Populi
Published in
International Journal of Press/Politics, December 2019
DOI 10.1177/1940161219895215
Authors

Josephine Lukito, Jiyoun Suk, Yini Zhang, Larissa Doroshenko, Sang Jung Kim, Min-Hsin Su, Yiping Xia, Deen Freelon, Chris Wells

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 312 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 26 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Master 4 15%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Professor 2 8%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 58%
Arts and Humanities 3 12%
Unspecified 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Computer Science 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 249. 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 12 October 2020.
All research outputs
#70,165
of 16,061,552 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Press/Politics
#6
of 332 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,514
of 366,104 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Press/Politics
#1
of 8 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,061,552 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 332 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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