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Assembling the Networks and Audiences of Disinformation: How Successful Russian IRA Twitter Accounts Built Their Followings, 2015–2017

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Communication, April 2021
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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 (92nd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
9 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
50 tweeters

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

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23 Mendeley
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Title
Assembling the Networks and Audiences of Disinformation: How Successful Russian IRA Twitter Accounts Built Their Followings, 2015–2017
Published in
Journal of Communication, April 2021
DOI 10.1093/joc/jqaa042
Authors

Yini Zhang, Josephine Lukito, Min-Hsin Su, Jiyoun Suk, Yiping Xia, Sang Jung Kim, Larissa Doroshenko, Chris Wells

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 50 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 23 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 35%
Student > Master 4 17%
Professor 1 4%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Librarian 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 5 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 14 61%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 105. 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 October 2021.
All research outputs
#277,143
of 20,093,644 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Communication
#57
of 1,176 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,022
of 405,949 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Communication
#2
of 13 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,093,644 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 1,176 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 13 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its contemporaries.