Abstract—Identity deception has become an increasingly important issue in the social media environment. The case of blocked users initiating new accounts, often called sockpuppetry, is widely known and past efforts, which have attempted to detect such users, have been primarily based on verbal behavior (e.g., using profile data or lexical features in… (More)
The unknown and the invisible exploit the unwary and the uninformed for illicit financial gain and reputation damage.
Anonymity is a factor that could lead to disinhibited behavior which is something that could cause damage to many online communities. Anonymity is a generic term and should be analyzed further into different states such as pseudonymity and complete anonymity. In this paper a survey was conducted in order to determine the differences between the two… (More)