Detecting False Rumors from Retweet Dynamics on Social Media

@article{Naumzik2022DetectingFR,
  title={Detecting False Rumors from Retweet Dynamics on Social Media},
  author={Christof Naumzik and Stefan Feuerriegel},
  journal={Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2022},
  year={2022}
}
False rumors are known to have detrimental effects on society. To prevent the spread of false rumors, social media platforms such as Twitter must detect them early. In this work, we develop a novel probabilistic mixture model that classifies true vs. false rumors based on the underlying spreading process. Specifically, our model is the first to formalize the self-exciting nature of true vs. false retweeting processes. This results in a novel mixture marked Hawkes model (MMHM). Owing to this… 

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