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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 (#33 of 2,931)
  • 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)

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86 tweeters

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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

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 68. 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 August 2020.
All research outputs
#328,035
of 15,854,630 outputs
Outputs from Cureus
#33
of 2,931 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,521
of 226,743 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cureus
#6
of 419 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,854,630 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,931 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 226,743 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 419 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.