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YouTube as a source of information on COVID-19: a pandemic of misinformation?

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Global Health Journal, May 2020
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 1,259)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
152 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
380 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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15 Dimensions
Title
YouTube as a source of information on COVID-19: a pandemic of misinformation?
Published in
BMJ Global Health Journal, May 2020
DOI 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002604
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heidi Oi-Yee Li, Adrian Bailey, David Huynh, James Chan

Twitter Demographics

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1477. 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 01 September 2020.
All research outputs
#3,018
of 15,895,227 outputs
Outputs from BMJ Global Health Journal
#2
of 1,259 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#350
of 283,577 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMJ Global Health Journal
#2
of 118 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,895,227 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 1,259 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 32.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% 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 283,577 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 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 118 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 98% of its contemporaries.