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Fake It ‘Til You Make It: A Natural Experiment to Identify European Politicians’ Benefit from Twitter Bots

Overview of attention for article published in American Political Science Review, September 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
177 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
17 Mendeley
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Title
Fake It ‘Til You Make It: A Natural Experiment to Identify European Politicians’ Benefit from Twitter Bots
Published in
American Political Science Review, September 2020
DOI 10.1017/s0003055420000817
Authors

BRUNO CASTANHO SILVA, SVEN-OLIVER PROKSCH

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 177 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 17 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 24%
Lecturer 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Professor 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 11 65%
Computer Science 3 18%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 6%
Unknown 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 128. 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 20 November 2020.
All research outputs
#167,302
of 16,275,632 outputs
Outputs from American Political Science Review
#53
of 1,796 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,674
of 305,870 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Political Science Review
#5
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,275,632 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 1,796 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.4. 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 305,870 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 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 29 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its contemporaries.