Studying Fake News via Network Analysis: Detection and Mitigation [article]

Kai Shu, H. Russell Bernard, Huan Liu
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Social media for news consumption is becoming increasingly popular due to its easy access, fast dissemination, and low cost. However, social media also enable the wide propagation of "fake news", i.e., news with intentionally false information. Fake news on social media poses significant negative societal effects, and also presents unique challenges. To tackle the challenges, many existing works exploit various features, from a network perspective, to detect and mitigate fake news. In essence,
more » ... ews dissemination ecosystem involves three dimensions on social media, i.e., a content dimension, a social dimension, and a temporal dimension. In this chapter, we will review network properties for studying fake news, introduce popular network types and how these networks can be used to detect and mitigation fake news on social media.
arXiv:1804.10233v1 fatcat:ll2cbfv3tbe7zclik34rrlofem