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The Political Power of Platforms: How Current Attempts to Regulate Misinformation Amplify Opinion Power

Overview of attention for article published in Digital Journalism, July 2020
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 750)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
107 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
reddit
4 Redditors

Citations

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40 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
84 Mendeley
Title
The Political Power of Platforms: How Current Attempts to Regulate Misinformation Amplify Opinion Power
Published in
Digital Journalism, July 2020
DOI 10.1080/21670811.2020.1773888
Authors

Natali Helberger

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 84 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 14%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Master 8 10%
Lecturer 5 6%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Other 21 25%
Unknown 25 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 36 43%
Arts and Humanities 4 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Computer Science 2 2%
Unspecified 2 2%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 28 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 99. 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 30 June 2022.
All research outputs
#332,744
of 21,761,312 outputs
Outputs from Digital Journalism
#21
of 750 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,156
of 305,917 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Digital Journalism
#1
of 26 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,761,312 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 750 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 19.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% 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 305,917 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 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 26 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.