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Understanding Information Credibility on Twitter

Sujoy Sikdar, Byungkyu Kang, John ODonovan, Tobias Hollerer, Sibel Adah
2013 2013 International Conference on Social Computing  
Increased popularity of microblogs in recent years brings about a need for better mechanisms to extract credible or otherwise useful information from noisy and large data.  ...  We also conduct two different user surveys, and construct two additional indicators of credibility based on retweet behavior.  ...  Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for Government purposes notwithstanding any copyright notation here on.  ... 
doi:10.1109/socialcom.2013.9 dblp:conf/socialcom/SikdarKOHA13 fatcat:x35gklnoknhc5gttbwsfiqfetq

Facts and Fabrications about Ebola: A Twitter Based Study [article]

Janani Kalyanam, Sumithra Velupillai, Son Doan, Mike Conway, Gert Lanckriet
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Microblogging websites like Twitter have been shown to be immensely useful for spreading information on a global scale within seconds.  ...  The detrimental effect, however, of such platforms is that misinformation and rumors are also as likely to spread on the network as credible, verified information.  ...  For such reasons, the study of information credibility on social media has garnered significant interest in recent years. [4] performed a feature based study of information credibility on Twitter.  ... 
arXiv:1508.02079v1 fatcat:6u7qaizzazagpfhqm36qjk4q44

Features For Measuring Credibility On Facebook Information

Kanda Runapongsa Saikaew, Chaluemwut Noyunsan
2015 Zenodo  
Many researchers have investigated about credibility on Twitter, but there is no the research report about credibility information on Facebook.  ...  This paper proposes features for measuring credibility on Facebook information. We developed the system for credibility on Facebook.  ...  measurement credibility of Twitter information while we focused on that of Facebook information.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1338033 fatcat:3ze2weoe3behxov2wpfzbmagoi

Credibility in Context: An Analysis of Feature Distributions in Twitter

John ODonovan, Byungkyu Kang, Greg Meyer, Tobias Hollerer, Sibel Adalii
2012 2012 International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 International Confernece on Social Computing  
In this paper, we focus on an analysis that highlights the utility of the individual features in Twitter such as hashtags, retweets and mentions for predicting credibility.  ...  We first describe a context-based evaluation of the utility of a set of features for predicting manually provided credibility assessments on a corpus of microblog tweets.  ...  INTRODUCTION Studying of information credibility on Twitter has become a popular topic. Can one determine whether information found on Twitter is credible or not?  ... 
doi:10.1109/socialcom-passat.2012.128 dblp:conf/socialcom/ODonovanKMHA12 fatcat:wizjeiudfvfd7kb4sbbi6u4ro4

Twitter Use and its Effects on Student Perception of Instructor Credibility

Jocelyn M. DeGroot, Valerie J. Young, Sarah H. VanSlette
2015 Communication education  
This study investigates college student perceptions of instructor credibility based on the content of an instructor's Twitterfeed and student beliefs about Twitter as a communication tool.  ...  credibility and examine how students perceive Twitter as a teaching tool.  ...  investigate perceptions of credibility and Twitter use to understand what students think about instructors who use Twitter.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03634523.2015.1014386 fatcat:2bxb5i7ez5altgzimchj6fmbi4

Endorse the Source - The Impact of Information Assessment on News Sharing Behavior

Maximilian Haug
2019 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
In this research, the role of the source credibility and verification strategies of users were investigated to understand how individuals assess the information quality on Twitter and under which circumstances  ...  The results show that peripheral cues, namely the source credibility has a strong influence on how people perceive the quality of information.  ...  I believe that news on Twitter is provided by people who appear to be credible. Information Verification I check to see if the information is current.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/Haug19 fatcat:ldvp5aposfelnce5pz3totqera

Agents for Fighting Misinformation Spread on Twitter: Design Challenges

Lara Piccolo, Azizah C. Blackwood, Tracie Farrell, Martino Mensio
2021 CUI 2021 - 3rd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces  
To this end, two preliminary human-centred studies are presented, the first one looking for an adequate identity for the bot, and the second for understanding preferences for credibility indicators when  ...  We introduce a multi-agent approach to bridge Twitter users with fact-checked information.  ...  Grant Agreement 770302 -Co-Inform.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3469595.3469628 fatcat:whrozsswdze2bjhcqjpzngx4zy

The Rhetoric of Twitter in Terms of the Aristotelian Appeals (Logos, Ethos, and Pathos) in ESL/EFL Educational Settings

Ahdab Saaty
2020 English Language Teaching  
To explore the current state of research and inform future studies, the researcher reviews selected academic articles on the use of Twitter in ESL/EFL language classes.  ...  The article argues that the Aristotelian appeals (logos, ethos, and pathos) can be taught through the use of Twitter as an educational tool to build connections between everyday informal writing on social  ...  There are a lot of users who gained people's credibility and became popular figures on Twitter because of their followers' credibility, for instance, @ibhm, @MaherMosly, and @naifco (well-known accounts  ... 
doi:10.5539/elt.v13n5p115 fatcat:52werwd3lvamzkji3hticaf2ge

The COVID-19 Infodemic: Twitter versus Facebook [article]

Kai-Cheng Yang, Francesco Pierri, Pik-Mai Hui, David Axelrod, Christopher Torres-Lugo, John Bryden, Filippo Menczer
2021 arXiv   pre-print
However, we highlight limits imposed by inconsistent data-access policies on our capability to study harmful manipulations of information ecosystems.  ...  Here we analyze the prevalence and diffusion of links to low-credibility content about the pandemic across two major social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook.  ...  The ratio of low-to high-credibility information on Facebook is lower than on Twitter, suggesting that Facebook may be more effective.  ... 
arXiv:2012.09353v2 fatcat:yt6ytfqeqrf25btq7vtsynfate

Are you the Reason Fake News exists? Investigating News Sharing Attitude on Twitter

Maximilian Haug, Heiko Gewald
2018 International Conference on Information Systems  
In contrast to theory high cognitive style does elevate the source credibility as influence on the news sharing attitude on Twitter and reduce the information quality.  ...  This research-in-progress investigates the news sharing attitude on Twitter.  ...  ELM presents a fitting framework to better understand the dynamics in which fake news spread on Twitter.  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/HaugG18 fatcat:3phl3uh37bfbtafwpwxoodq6cu

Automatically applying a credibility appraisal tool to track vaccination-related communications shared on social media [article]

Zubair Shah, Didi Surian, Amalie Dyda, Enrico Coiera, Kenneth D. Mandl, Adam G. Dunn
2019 arXiv   pre-print
credibility vaccination information.  ...  Methods: Sampling from 144,878 vaccination-related web pages shared on Twitter between January 2017 and March 2018, we used a seven-point checklist adapted from two validated tools to appraise the credibility  ...  In particular, we were interested in examining where and how often low-credibility information is shared on Twitter.  ... 
arXiv:1903.07219v1 fatcat:eyrwbtpnvzfqpgh3kgirirxzge

AUTOMATED CREDIBILITY ASSESSMENT ON TWITTER

Lorek Krzysztof, Suehiro-Wicinski Jacek, Jankowski-Lorek Michal, Gupta Amit
2015 Computer Science  
In this paper, we make a practical approach to automated credibility assessment on Twitter.  ...  We describe the process behind the design of an automated classifier for information credibility assessment.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the grant Reconcile: Robust Online Credibility Evaluation of Web Content through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.  ... 
doi:10.7494/csci.2015.16.2.157 fatcat:fccofdswtvampczf2y4lpjny7m

Why Are You Sharing Others' Tweets?: The Impact of Argument Quality and Source Credibility on Information Sharing Behavior

Sangwook Ha, JoongHo Ahn
2011 International Conference on Information Systems  
"tweets") and how they affect individuals' information sharing behaviors on Twitter.  ...  Prior studies on Twitter typically focused on how user traits or relationships in a network affect information diffusion.  ...  Sharing Behavior on Twitter Thirty Second International Conference on Information Systems, Shanghai 2011 9  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/HaA11 fatcat:aeiinq2xdrdnpltzhr7sc2urha

The COVID-19 Infodemic: Twitter versus Facebook

Kai-Cheng Yang, Francesco Pierri, Pik-Mai Hui, David Axelrod, Christopher Torres-Lugo, John Bryden, Filippo Menczer
2021 Big Data & Society  
However, we highlight limits imposed by inconsistent data-access policies on our capability to study harmful manipulations of information ecosystems.  ...  Here, we analyze the prevalence and diffusion of links to low-credibility content about the pandemic across two major social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook.  ...  The ratio of low-to high-credibility information on Facebook is lower than on Twitter, suggesting that Facebook may be more effective.  ... 
doi:10.1177/20539517211013861 fatcat:jdg7j2akdjagrme2a5qlowl54a

Facebook versus Twitter: Which one is more credible in a South African context?

Kim L. Viljoen, Langelihle Dube, Tichaona Murisi
2016 South African Journal of Information Management  
The results of this research direct information technology practitioners, business managers, business owners, and marketing managers on the viability of these communication mediums.Method: A positivistic  ...  The context of the study was set in relation to the purchase intention of specific mobile phone brands.Conclusion: Based on these results, it can be concluded that Twitter electronic word-of-mouth can  ...  Credible messages characteristics The structure of an online message on Twitter or Facebook has an effect on its credibility.  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajim.v18i1.718 fatcat:ssjl5ewlwfdb3lnythnij6rw2m
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