DECIFE: Detecting Collusive Users Involved in Blackmarket Following Services on Twitter

  title={DECIFE: Detecting Collusive Users Involved in Blackmarket Following Services on Twitter},
  author={Hridoy Sankar Dutta and Kartik Aggarwal and Tanmoy Chakraborty},
  journal={Proceedings of the 32nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
The popularity of Twitter has fostered the emergence of various fraudulent user activities - one such activity is to artificially bolster the social reputation of Twitter profiles by gaining a large number of followers within a short time span. Many users want to gain followers to increase the visibility and reach of their profiles to wide audiences. This has provoked several blackmarket services to garner huge attention by providing artificial followers via the network of agreeable and… Expand

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