Adversarial Attacks and Defenses for Social Network Text Processing Applications: Techniques, Challenges and Future Research Directions [article]

Izzat Alsmadi, Kashif Ahmad, Mahmoud Nazzal, Firoj Alam, Ala Al-Fuqaha, Abdallah Khreishah, Abdulelah Algosaibi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The growing use of social media has led to the development of several Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing(NLP) tools to process the unprecedented amount of social media content to make actionable decisions. However, these MLand NLP algorithms have been widely shown to be vulnerable to adversarial attacks. These vulnerabilities allow adversaries to launch a diversified set of adversarial attacks on these algorithms in different applications of social media text processing. In
more » ... is paper, we provide a comprehensive review of the main approaches for adversarial attacks and defenses in the context of social media applications with a particular focus on key challenges and future research directions. In detail, we cover literature on six key applications, namely (i) rumors detection, (ii) satires detection, (iii) clickbait & spams identification, (iv) hate speech detection, (v)misinformation detection, and (vi) sentiment analysis. We then highlight the concurrent and anticipated future research questions and provide recommendations and directions for future work.
arXiv:2110.13980v1 fatcat:e373if4sszed7i4owzwiabmzxu