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Coronavirus Goes Viral: Quantifying the COVID-19 Misinformation Epidemic on Twitter

Overview of attention for article published in Cureus, March 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#42 of 4,571)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
twitter
82 tweeters

Citations

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158 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
485 Mendeley
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Title
Coronavirus Goes Viral: Quantifying the COVID-19 Misinformation Epidemic on Twitter
Published in
Cureus, March 2020
DOI 10.7759/cureus.7255
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kouzy, Ramez, Abi Jaoude, Joseph, Kraitem, Afif, El Alam, Molly B, Karam, Basil, Adib, Elio, Zarka, Jabra, Traboulsi, Cindy, Akl, Elie, Baddour, Khalil

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 82 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 485 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 485 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 80 16%
Student > Master 68 14%
Researcher 60 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 6%
Other 106 22%
Unknown 98 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 72 15%
Social Sciences 56 12%
Computer Science 49 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 4%
Other 142 29%
Unknown 127 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 76. 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 29 January 2021.
All research outputs
#333,951
of 17,443,211 outputs
Outputs from Cureus
#42
of 4,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,942
of 228,731 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cureus
#7
of 463 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,443,211 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 4,571 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 463 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 98% of its contemporaries.