↓ Skip to main content

How Right-Leaning Media Coverage of COVID-19 Facilitated the Spread of Misinformation in the Early Stages of the Pandemic in the U.S.

Overview of attention for article published in Canadian Journal of Political Science, May 2020
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 726)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
23 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
276 tweeters
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

dimensions_citation
84 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
165 Mendeley
Title
How Right-Leaning Media Coverage of COVID-19 Facilitated the Spread of Misinformation in the Early Stages of the Pandemic in the U.S.
Published in
Canadian Journal of Political Science, May 2020
DOI 10.1017/s0008423920000396
Authors

Matt Motta, Dominik Stecula, Christina Farhart

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 276 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 165 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 165 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 18%
Researcher 25 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 15%
Student > Bachelor 23 14%
Lecturer 6 4%
Other 28 17%
Unknown 29 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 54 33%
Psychology 22 13%
Arts and Humanities 9 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 5%
Other 26 16%
Unknown 38 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 420. 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 September 2021.
All research outputs
#41,480
of 18,955,158 outputs
Outputs from Canadian Journal of Political Science
#1
of 726 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,893
of 289,193 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Canadian Journal of Political Science
#1
of 32 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,955,158 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 726 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% 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 289,193 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 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 32 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 96% of its contemporaries.