A Multi-dimensional Credibility Assessment for Arabic News Sources

Amira M. Gaber, Mohamed Nour El-din, Hanan Moussa
2021 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Due to the advances in social media, it has become the most popular means of the propagation of news. Many news items are published on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Facebook is a huge source for spreading and consuming daily news, but it is an unstructured way of producing news about domains (Art, Health, Education, Sport, Politics, etc.). Thus, this paper will present a model to assess the credibility of news sources over the social context in a particular domain through
more » ... a particular period of time from a multidimensional perspective. Based on these dimensions of credibility, this model will be designed, evaluated, and implemented by using machine learning algorithms and Arabic NLP approaches to assess the credibility score for Arabic news sources on Facebook. In addition, the study will visualize their scores at different data analysis levels to make the assessment more precise and trustworthy. The proposed model has been implemented and tested over some real Arabic news sources for specific domains and over a period of time to produce a credibility score for each one, whereas the user can display these scores and choose the most credible news sources. The credibility assessment model will be more specific and accurate for a specific domain and time with an accuracy of 98%.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2021.0120935 fatcat:far3mlcavbhtpgnjne455vtnni