« Last week, development studies journal Third World Quarterly published an article that, by many common metrics used in academia today, will be the most successful in its 38-year history. The paper has, in a few days, already achieved a higher Altmetric Attention Score than any other TWQ paper. By the rules of modern academia, this is a triumph. The problem is, the paper is not.The article, “The case for colonialism”, is a travesty, the academic equivalent of a Trump tweet, clickbait with footnotes ».

Source : Impact of Social Sciences – Clickbait and impact: how academia has been hacked