Don't follow me: Spam detection in Twitter

  title={Don't follow me: Spam detection in Twitter},
  author={Alex Hai Wang},
  journal={2010 International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT)},
  • Alex Hai Wang
  • Published 2010 in
    2010 International Conference on Security and…
The rapidly growing social network Twitter has been infiltrated by large amount of spam. In this paper, a spam detection prototype system is proposed to identify suspicious users on Twitter. A directed social graph model is proposed to explore the “follower” and “friend” relationships among Twitter. Based on Twitter's spam policy, novel content-based features and graph-based features are also proposed to facilitate spam detection. A Web crawler is developed relying on API methods provided by… CONTINUE READING
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