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How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, August 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 (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
3 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
238 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
11 Redditors

Citations

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9 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
43 Mendeley
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Title
How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid
Published in
PLOS ONE, August 2020
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0236517
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gururaghav Raman, Bedoor AlShebli, Marcin Waniek, Talal Rahwan, Jimmy Chih-Hsien Peng

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Student > Master 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 15 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 8 19%
Computer Science 7 16%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Linguistics 1 2%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 17 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 222. 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 07 June 2022.
All research outputs
#127,301
of 21,638,632 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#2,039
of 185,017 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,486
of 283,340 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#6
of 148 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,638,632 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 185,017 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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