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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 572)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
33 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
84 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

dimensions_citation
95 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
274 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 274 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 15%
Student > Bachelor 33 12%
Researcher 28 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 10%
Lecturer 12 4%
Other 54 20%
Unknown 80 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 66 24%
Psychology 20 7%
Arts and Humanities 14 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 4%
Computer Science 10 4%
Other 61 22%
Unknown 92 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 369. 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 02 March 2022.
All research outputs
#60,136
of 21,243,519 outputs
Outputs from Media International Australia
#2
of 572 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,264
of 312,668 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Media International Australia
#1
of 10 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,243,519 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 572 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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