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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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
9 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
twitter
87 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
405 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
670 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 87 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 670 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 670 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 100 15%
Student > Master 85 13%
Researcher 77 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 38 6%
Other 135 20%
Unknown 173 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 96 14%
Social Sciences 83 12%
Computer Science 63 9%
Psychology 30 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 4%
Other 155 23%
Unknown 215 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 148. 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 27 April 2022.
All research outputs
#201,495
of 21,162,624 outputs
Outputs from Cureus
#77
of 9,994 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,906
of 239,157 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cureus
#5
of 521 outputs
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