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The Role of User Profile for Fake News Detection [article]

Kai Shu, Xinyi Zhou, Suhang Wang, Reza Zafarani, Huan Liu
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we study the challenging problem of understanding and exploiting user profiles on social media for fake news detection.  ...  Thus, there is a need for an in-depth understanding on the relationship between user profiles on social media and fake news.  ...  RELATED WORK In this section, we discuss the related work from two aspects: (1) fake news detection on social media; and (2) measuring user profiles on social media. A.  ... 
arXiv:1904.13355v1 fatcat:igyyfthiuzbbvfdmn6ibbxa6ba

FakeNewsNet: A Data Repository with News Content, Social Context and Spatialtemporal Information for Studying Fake News on Social Media [article]

Kai Shu, Deepak Mahudeswaran, Suhang Wang, Dongwon Lee, Huan Liu
2019 arXiv   pre-print
applications on fake news study on social media.  ...  Social media has become a popular means for people to consume news.  ...  User Profiles User profiles on social media have been shown to be correlated with fake news detection .  ... 
arXiv:1809.01286v3 fatcat:52gy7gamlrcpnnbdfvmxgeaike

Social Media Fake Profile Detection Technique Based on Attribute Estimation and Content Analysis Method

2020 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
In order to perform malicious activities the users and BOTs are creating fake profile, these profiles are used for spreading the unsolicited and malicious contents.  ...  But some of them are misuse and abuse the services of social media.  ...  In this context [36] works on the twitter dataset for fake profile detection.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.f8417.038620 fatcat:bbxcbi457jf2hctxzgl442hkky

Profiling Fake News Spreaders on Social Media through Psychological and Motivational Factors [article]

Mansooreh Karami, Tahora H. Nazer, Huan Liu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
A deeper understanding of these users can contribute to the development of a framework for identifying users who are likely to spread fake news.  ...  In this work, we study the characteristics and motivational factors of fake news spreaders on social media with input from psychological theories and behavioral studies.  ...  Russell Bernard (ASU) and Tyler Black (ASU) for their comments on the manuscript.  ... 
arXiv:2108.10942v1 fatcat:pw3rhkxliffxznrhte5lusj2yi

Combating Fake News with Interpretable News Feed Algorithms [article]

Sina Mohseni, Eric Ragan
2018 arXiv   pre-print
From the other direction, fake news detection algorithms attempt to combat such problems by identifying misinformation and fraudulent user profiles.  ...  Further, as demonstrated in recent political events in the US and EU, malicious bots and social media users can create and propagate targeted 'fake news' content in different forms for political gains.  ...  Nowadays, personalized search engines and news recommendations on social media and provide content to users based on users' profiles, interests, social media friends, and other past click behavior.  ... 
arXiv:1811.12349v2 fatcat:ud4wixjxangsllbwtoxqawij4q

Are You a Cyborg, Bot or Human?—A Survey on Detecting Fake News Spreaders

Wajiha Shahid, Yiran Li, Dakota Staples, Gulshan Amin, Saqib Hakak, Ali Ghorbani
2022 IEEE Access  
Social bots and malicious users are the significant sources for spreading misinformation on social media and can pose serious cyber threats in society.  ...  The degree of similarity of user profiles of a cyber bot and a malicious user spreading fake news is so great that it is very difficult to differentiate both based on their attributes.  ...  [78] focus on understanding and exploiting user-profile features on social media for fake news detection.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3157724 fatcat:vjhnb3s545ao3j26wcqt5ludyy

Issues and Challenges on Social Networking Applications

2019 VOLUME-8 ISSUE-10, AUGUST 2019, REGULAR ISSUE  
Web and Mobile based internet applications that allow the creation, access & exchange of user generated content that is available on all the places.  ...  Examples of social media are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Wikipedia, Linkedin, pinterest.  ...  I sincerely thanks to my guide Dr.S.Baghavathi priya, for her continuous support and  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijitee.l3125.1081219 fatcat:7dny5hsvljgezni6zi6dsi52p4

Ginger Cannot Cure Cancer: Battling Fake Health News with a Comprehensive Data Repository [article]

Enyan Dai, Yiwei Sun, Suhang Wang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
For instance, the development of explainable is required for fake health news detection.  ...  Moreover, exploratory analyses are conducted to understand the characteristics of the datasets, analyze useful patterns and validate the quality of the datasets for health fake news detection.  ...  Since explanations are given for the identified fake health news, the social media users will understand the reasons behind the classification results.  ... 
arXiv:2002.00837v2 fatcat:ibteu7xjnfcb7ao6pmfi574g54

Open Issues in Combating Fake News: Interpretability as an Opportunity [article]

Sina Mohseni and Eric Ragan and Xia Hu
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We first review different stages of the news life cycle in social media and discuss core vulnerability issues for news feed algorithms in propagating fake news content with three examples.  ...  Although rumor detection and various linguistic analysis techniques are common methods to detect false content in social media, there are other feasible mitigation approaches that could be explored in  ...  The (Un)accountability of News Feed Algorithms Nowadays, personalized news feed algorithms on social media provide content to users based on users' profiles, interests, social media network, and other  ... 
arXiv:1904.03016v1 fatcat:lvokaamquvfcxid4p4d6spgqwi

Evaluating the Spread of Fake News and its Detection. Techniques on Social Networking Sites

Isyaku Hassan, Mohd Nazri Latiff Azmi, Akibu Mahmoud Abdullahi
2020 Romanian Journal of Communications and Public Relations  
Social media users require fake news detection skills especially using linguistic approach.  ...  The overall findings from the literature on fake news and social media have been extracted and synthesized to explore the creation, influence and popular techniques and dimensions used for fake news detection  ...  Though news content is the fundamental means through which fake news can be detected, additional datasets such as user profile and social behavior of users on social media are needed (Shu et al., 2018b  ... 
doi:10.21018/rjcpr.2020.1.289 fatcat:tgulkzcjxbd5rl7v4or2yqvm3q

Mining Disinformation and Fake News: Concepts, Methods, and Recent Advancements [article]

Kai Shu, Suhang Wang, Dongwon Lee, Huan Liu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In recent years, disinformation including fake news, has became a global phenomenon due to its explosive growth, particularly on social media.  ...  The goal of this chapter is to pave the way for appreciating the challenges and advancements via: (1) introducing the types of information disorder on social media and examine their differences and connections  ...  Rebecca Goolsby's vision on social bots and disinformation via interdisciplinary research.  ... 
arXiv:2001.00623v1 fatcat:zcmgzbudjvab3fckajrmrbppoy

$1.00 per RT #BostonMarathon #PrayForBoston: Analyzing fake content on Twitter

Aditi Gupta, Hemank Lamba, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
2013 2013 APWG eCrime Researchers Summit  
Online social media has emerged as one of the prominent channels for dissemination of information during real world events.  ...  We found that large number of users with high social reputation and verified accounts were responsible for spreading the fake content.  ...  Detection and curbing of fake information on social media, is a relatively new and unexplored domain.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ecrs.2013.6805772 fatcat:u5pilbhnjrgdfiq76r2t2suocq

How Impersonators Exploit Instagram to Generate Fake Engagement?

Koosha Zarei, Reza Farahbakhsh, Noel Crespi
2020 ICC 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)  
These entities are the type of nefarious fake accounts that intend to disguise a legitimate account by making similar profiles.  ...  Impersonators on Online Social Networks such as Instagram are playing an important role in the propagation of the content.  ...  Index Terms-Impersonation; Instagram; Fake Engagement; Fake Profile; Fake News; Bot; Social Media. I.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icc40277.2020.9149431 dblp:conf/icc/ZareiFC20 fatcat:nbbhygdivra7vczfjh463kxndu

MM-COVID: A Multilingual and Multimodal Data Repository for Combating COVID-19 Disinformation [article]

Yichuan Li, Bohan Jiang, Kai Shu, Huan Liu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
and social media.  ...  To help better combat the COVID-19 fake news, we propose a new fake news detection dataset MM-COVID(Multilingual and Multidimensional COVID-19 Fake News Data Repository).  ...  There are several potential improvements for future work: (1) include more languages in the dataset, such as Chinese, Russian, Germany, and Japanese. (2) collect social context from different social platforms  ... 
arXiv:2011.04088v2 fatcat:hxccyg2mu5cxxbsayg2gh42fye

How Impersonators Exploit Instagram to Generate Fake Engagement? [article]

Koosha Zarei, Reza Farahbakhsh, Noel Crespi
2020 arXiv   pre-print
These entities are the type of nefarious fake accounts that intend to disguise a legitimate account by making similar profiles.  ...  Impersonators on Online Social Networks such as Instagram are playing an important role in the propagation of the content.  ...  Index Terms-Impersonation; Instagram; Fake Engagement; Fake Profile; Fake News; Bot; Social Media. I.  ... 
arXiv:2002.07173v1 fatcat:gsr7ko5f7begdhl4jkywhkijvy
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