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#JunkScience: Investigating pseudoscience disinformation in the Russian Internet Research Agency tweets

Overview of attention for article published in Public Understanding of Science, June 2020
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
36 tweeters
video
1 video uploader

Readers on

mendeley
21 Mendeley
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Title
#JunkScience: Investigating pseudoscience disinformation in the Russian Internet Research Agency tweets
Published in
Public Understanding of Science, June 2020
DOI 10.1177/0963662520935071
Pubmed ID
Authors

Indigo J. Strudwicke, Will J. Grant

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 21 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 19%
Researcher 3 14%
Professor 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 4 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Computer Science 2 10%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Other 5 24%
Unknown 4 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. 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 14 December 2020.
All research outputs
#963,983
of 16,651,648 outputs
Outputs from Public Understanding of Science
#120
of 878 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,146
of 292,708 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Public Understanding of Science
#4
of 18 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,651,648 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 878 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 15.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% 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 292,708 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 18 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 83% of its contemporaries.