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Limiting the spread of misinformation in social networks

Ceren Budak, Divyakant Agrawal, Amr El Abbadi
2011 Proceedings of the 20th international conference on World wide web - WWW '11  
In this work, we study the notion of competing campaigns in a social network and address the problem of influence limitation where a "bad" campaign starts propagating from a certain node in the network  ...  and use the notion of limiting campaigns to counteract the effect of misinformation.  ...  In future work, we plan to investigate this problem further. CONCLUSION In this work we performed an extensive study of the problem of limiting the spread of misinformation in a social network.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1963405.1963499 dblp:conf/www/BudakAA11 fatcat:sx5msplnuvg63pxqjpxtmcw5w4

Limiting the Spread of Misinformation While Effectively Raising Awareness in Social Networks [chapter]

Huiyuan Zhang, Huiling Zhang, Xiang Li, My T. Thai
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Comprehensive experiments on real social networks are conducted, and results show that our algorithm can effectively expand the awareness of correct information as well as limit the spread of misinformation  ...  In particular, taking into account the faster development of misinformation detection techniques, we mainly focus on the limiting the misinformation with known sources case.  ...  Acknowledgment This work is supported in part of NSF Career Award 0953284 and NSF CCF-1422116.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21786-4_4 fatcat:7noygtxvpbapdjymgky3o3kksu

A Fuzzy Model for Combating Misinformation in Social Network Twitter

Dubravka Gavric, Armen Bagdasaryan
2019 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Constant and rapid increase of social media users implies the increase of spread of misinformation in social media networks.  ...  This research proposes a new approach to the problem of combating misinformation in social media network Twitter.  ...  Fuzzy model for combating misinformation on Twitter There are huge similarities between the spread of misinformation in social networks and spread of epidemic diseases.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1391/1/012050 fatcat:z5cnkrqdjvahrmite3zftq3ql4

Detecting misinformation in online social networks using cognitive psychology

K P Krishna Kumar, G Geethakumari
2014 Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences  
The paper explores the use of concepts in cognitive psychology to evaluate the spread of misinformation, disinformation and propaganda in online social networks.  ...  We have proposed an algorithm to effectively detect deliberate spread of false information which would enable users to make informed decisions while spreading information in social networks.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors want to acknowledge BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus for the facilities provided.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13673-014-0014-x fatcat:3oqvmuqwnfahxiciizuemg2cwi

Can WhatsApp Counter Misinformation by Limiting Message Forwarding? [article]

Philipe de Freitas Melo, Carolina Coimbra Vieira, Kiran Garimella, Pedro O. S. Vaz de Melo, Fabrício Benevenuto
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We use an epidemiological model and real data gathered from WhatsApp in Brazil, India and Indonesia to assess the impact of limiting virality features in this kind of network.  ...  In this work, we propose a methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of such measures on the spreading of misinformation circulating on WhatsApp.  ...  ., a misinformation can spread in most of the network before one month of infection.  ... 
arXiv:1909.08740v2 fatcat:nffc66k2nfhrpmmctzcolilry4

Online Misinformation

Miriam Fernandez, Harith Alani
2018 Companion of the The Web Conference 2018 on The Web Conference 2018 - WWW '18  
In this paper we analyse the phenomenon of misinformation from a technological point of view.  ...  We study the current socio-technical advancements towards addressing the problem, identify some of the key limitations of current technologies, and propose some ideas to target such limitations.  ...  Works that have attempted to stop the spread of misinformation in social networks generally use three main strategies: (i) combating it with facts [9] [48] [70] , (ii) malicious account detection in  ... 
doi:10.1145/3184558.3188730 dblp:conf/www/FernandezA18 fatcat:cw62kvcsovehdgdamywcbqpdny

A Retrospective Analysis of the COVID-19 Infodemic in Saudi Arabia

Ashwag Alasmari, Aseel Addawood, Mariam Nouh, Wajanat Rayes, Areej Al-Wabil
2021 Future Internet  
Moreover, the results indicate the second-most common type of misinformation was provided by pharmaceutical companies; however, a prevalent type of misinformation spreading in the world during this pandemic  ...  Much of this type of conversation and misinformation about the pandemic now occurs online and in particular on social media platforms like Twitter.  ...  might significantly limit the spread of the pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi13100254 fatcat:lggtekihczaa5burarhjoece2u

Deep learning for misinformation detection on online social networks: a survey and new perspectives

Md Rafiqul Islam, Shaowu Liu, Xianzhi Wang, Guandong Xu
2020 Social Network Analysis and Mining  
Besides, spreading the massive amount of misinformation in social networks has become a global risk.  ...  Therefore, misinformation detection (MID) in social networks has gained a great deal of attention and is considered an emerging area of research interest.  ...  Misinformation Dynamic The spread of misinformation on social networking sites mainly depends on the content of the information, the impact of the users' behavior, and the network structure.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13278-020-00696-x pmid:33014173 pmcid:PMC7524036 fatcat:473ziygl7jffbhwvpav3hlmppu

Spread of Misinformation in Social Networks: Analysis Based on Weibo Tweets

Han Luo, Meng Cai, Ying Cui, Chenquan Gan
2021 Security and Communication Networks  
The spread of misinformation in social networks has also become a widespread concern among scholars.  ...  In the study, we took the misinformation spread on social media as the research object and compared it with true information to better understand the characteristics of the spread of misinformation in  ...  the spread of misinformation in social networks.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/7999760 fatcat:4rcctfpxs5bhpdk2zh5yocgm7m

Analysing the Effect of Recommendation Algorithms on the Amplification of Misinformation [article]

Miriam Fernández and Alejandro Bellogín and Iván Cantador
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Recommendation algorithms have been pointed out as one of the major culprits of misinformation spreading in the digital sphere.  ...  Motivated by this fact, in this paper we present an analysis of the effect of some of the most popular recommendation algorithms on the spread of misinformation in Twitter.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been co-funded by H2020 Co-Inform (ID:770302) and HERoS (ID:101003606) projects and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (project reference: PID2019-108965GB-I00  ... 
arXiv:2103.14748v1 fatcat:x3xbvwajdjbojpyzfd34gngq2m

Building trust while influencing online COVID-19 content in the social media world

Rupali Jayant Limaye, Molly Sauer, Joseph Ali, Justin Bernstein, Brian Wahl, Anne Barnhill, Alain Labrique
2020 The Lancet Digital Health  
Digital social networks have facilitated the spread of a different viral entity-misinformation.  ...  The idea of legitimacy has changed in the context of social media platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s2589-7500(20)30084-4 pmid:32322814 pmcid:PMC7173823 fatcat:zgugp5yu7rcixku4gpgmcejrse

Containing misinformation spreading in temporal social networks [article]

Wei Wang, Yuanhui Ma, Tao Wu, Yang Dai, Xingshu Chen, Lidia A. Braunstein
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Currently there is no theoretical approach to the problem of containing misinformation outbreaks in temporal networks.  ...  Many researchers from a variety of fields including computer science, network science and mathematics have focused on how to contain the outbreaks of Internet misinformation that threaten social systems  ...  MISINFORMATION SPREADING IN TEMPORAL NETWORKS We here introduce our model for the spreading dynamics of misinformation in temporal networks. A.  ... 
arXiv:1904.10801v1 fatcat:uavaspq77veuvheegntpldqrhi

Systematic literature review on the spread of health-related misinformation on social media

Yuxi Wang, Martin McKee, Aleksandra Torbica, David Stuckler
2019 Social Science and Medicine  
Overall, we observe an increasing trend in published articles on health-related misinformation and the role of social media in its propagation.  ...  In order to uncover the current evidence and better understand the mechanism of misinformation spread, we report a systematic review of the nature and potential drivers of health-related misinformation  ...  Limitations Before concluding, we will note several limitations of the systematic review.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112552 pmid:31561111 pmcid:PMC7117034 fatcat:lhxy2rpmzvhv7o2swljob3u53i

Moroccan Social Media Platforms and COVID-19 Misinformation

Hanane Aboulghazi
2021 International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies  
gain an understanding of spreading online misinformation in the age of COVID-19.  ...  Other results have shown that the mainstream media failed to debunk misinformation by subjecting them to rigorous fact checking experiments, lack of Media Information Literacy research in the form of crisis  ...  The speed of spread of misinformation and news in the new communication era is well illustrated by huge number of low-credibility websites and social networking sites that are followed by millions of followers  ... 
doi:10.36892/ijlts.v2i4.201 fatcat:pscde64mavax7i5hjjan2i6uiq

Tackling misinformation: What researchers could do with social media data

Irene Pasquetto, Briony Swire-Thompson, Michelle A. Amazeen
2020 Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review  
to prevent the spread of misinformation.  ...  networks in which the messages are shared.  ... 
doi:10.37016/mr-2020-49 fatcat:lpekwwotejaipcftxgbsphlcqy
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