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Detection of Novel Social Bots by Ensembles of Specialized Classifiers

@article{Sayyadiharikandeh2020DetectionON,
  title={Detection of Novel Social Bots by Ensembles of Specialized Classifiers},
  author={Mohsen Sayyadiharikandeh and Onur Varol and Kaicheng Yang and Alessandro Flammini and Filippo Menczer},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2006.06867}
}
  • Mohsen Sayyadiharikandeh, Onur Varol, +2 authors Filippo Menczer
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • Malicious actors create inauthentic social media accounts controlled in part by algorithms, known as social bots, to disseminate misinformation and agitate online discussion. While researchers have developed sophisticated methods to detect abuse, novel bots with diverse behaviors evade detection. We show that different types of bots are characterized by different behavioral features. As a result, commonly used supervised learning techniques suffer severe performance deterioration when… CONTINUE READING

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