Fake News Detection with Semantic Features and Text Mining

Pranav Bharadwaj, Zongru Shao
2019 International Journal on Natural Language Computing  
Nearly 70% of people are concerned about the propagation of fake news. This paper aims to detect fake news in online articles through the use of semantic features and various machine learning techniques. In this research, we investigated recurrent neural networks vs. the naive bayes classifier and random forest classifiers using five groups of linguistic features. Evaluated with real or fake dataset from kaggle.com, the best performing model achieved an accuracy of 95.66% using bigram features
more » ... ith the random forest classifier. The fact that bigrams outperform unigrams, trigrams, and quadgrams show that word pairs as opposed to single words or phrases best indicate the authenticity of news.
doi:10.5121/ijnlc.2019.8302 fatcat:isvu5oe7tfe3dmdfijam3q35ea