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Misinformation and the US Ebola communication crisis: analyzing the veracity and content of social media messages related to a fear-inducing infectious disease outbreak

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 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 (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
41 tweeters

Citations

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32 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
115 Mendeley
Title
Misinformation and the US Ebola communication crisis: analyzing the veracity and content of social media messages related to a fear-inducing infectious disease outbreak
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2020
DOI 10.1186/s12889-020-08697-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tara Kirk Sell, Divya Hosangadi, Marc Trotochaud

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 115 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 19%
Student > Bachelor 18 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 13%
Researcher 11 10%
Other 5 4%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 29 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 21 18%
Computer Science 10 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 5%
Other 24 21%
Unknown 36 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 66. 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 16 July 2021.
All research outputs
#435,662
of 19,140,651 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#384
of 12,618 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,831
of 290,392 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,140,651 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 12,618 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 13.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
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