Information is power, and there are few tools in scholarly publishing more powerful than altmetrics. But in an online world where perspectives are fast becoming skewed by AI, will altmetrics continue to be a trusted measure of how much of an impression an article makes?

This is explored by Dave Stuart in his recent post on ‘Research Information’, in which a possible scenario involving AI-generated micro-blogging accounts to artificially inflate the importance and quality of a piece of research is envisioned. Read more at: