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Fake News is Not a Virus: On Platforms and Their Effects

Overview of attention for article published in Communication Theory, August 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 361)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
81 tweeters

Citations

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10 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
52 Mendeley
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Title
Fake News is Not a Virus: On Platforms and Their Effects
Published in
Communication Theory, August 2020
DOI 10.1093/ct/qtaa008
Authors

C W Anderson

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 52 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 52 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 25%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Lecturer 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 5 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 28 54%
Arts and Humanities 5 10%
Computer Science 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Chemistry 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 7 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. 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 18 August 2021.
All research outputs
#550,365
of 19,474,859 outputs
Outputs from Communication Theory
#12
of 361 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,494
of 308,946 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Communication Theory
#1
of 4 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,474,859 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 361 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 10.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% 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 308,946 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 94% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 4 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them