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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
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 1,946)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 blogs
twitter
438 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
37 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 438 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 37 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 27%
Student > Master 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 16%
Lecturer 4 11%
Professor 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 70%
Computer Science 3 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 331. 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 13 March 2021.
All research outputs
#54,679
of 17,651,001 outputs
Outputs from American Political Science Review
#12
of 1,946 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,279
of 308,561 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Political Science Review
#2
of 22 outputs
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