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The COVID-19 social media infodemic

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, October 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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
61 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
52 tweeters
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

dimensions_citation
1001 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
1730 Mendeley
Title
The COVID-19 social media infodemic
Published in
Scientific Reports, October 2020
DOI 10.1038/s41598-020-73510-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Matteo Cinelli, Walter Quattrociocchi, Alessandro Galeazzi, Carlo Michele Valensise, Emanuele Brugnoli, Ana Lucia Schmidt, Paola Zola, Fabiana Zollo, Antonio Scala

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 52 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 1,730 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 1730 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 233 13%
Student > Bachelor 199 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 178 10%
Researcher 160 9%
Lecturer 92 5%
Other 330 19%
Unknown 538 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 276 16%
Computer Science 139 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 99 6%
Psychology 91 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 80 5%
Other 431 25%
Unknown 614 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 560. 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 27 December 2022.
All research outputs
#34,929
of 22,994,508 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#529
of 124,150 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,408
of 413,216 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#19
of 4,259 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,994,508 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 124,150 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 4,259 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 99% of its contemporaries.