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 text). Although… (More)
The unknown and the invisible exploit the unwary and the uninformed for illicit financial gain and reputation damage.
In the past decade social networking services (SNS) flooded the Web. The nature of such sites makes identity deception easy, offering a quick way to set up and manage identities, and then connect with and deceive others. Fighting deception requires a coordinated approach by users and developers to ensure detection and prevention. This article identifies the… (More)
Identity deception in social media applications has negatively impacted online communities and it is likely to increase as the social media user population grows. The ease of generating new accounts on social media has exacerbated the issue. Many previous studies have been posited that focused on both verbal, non-verbal, and network data produced by users… (More)
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)