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‘Corona? 5G? or both?’: the dynamics of COVID-19/5G conspiracy theories on Facebook

Overview of attention for article published in Media International Australia, August 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 433)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
15 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
44 tweeters

Citations

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8 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
104 Mendeley
Title
‘Corona? 5G? or both?’: the dynamics of COVID-19/5G conspiracy theories on Facebook
Published in
Media International Australia, August 2020
DOI 10.1177/1329878x20946113
Authors

Axel Bruns, Stephen Harrington, Edward Hurcombe

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 104 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Master 11 11%
Researcher 11 11%
Lecturer 6 6%
Other 22 21%
Unknown 21 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 29 28%
Psychology 11 11%
Computer Science 8 8%
Arts and Humanities 6 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 4%
Other 23 22%
Unknown 23 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 170. 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 January 2021.
All research outputs
#122,694
of 16,636,435 outputs
Outputs from Media International Australia
#2
of 433 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,026
of 301,559 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Media International Australia
#1
of 10 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,636,435 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 433 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 8.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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