ECOL: Early Detection of COVID Lies Using Content, Prior Knowledge and Source Information

  title={ECOL: Early Detection of COVID Lies Using Content, Prior Knowledge and Source Information},
  author={I. Baris Schlicht and Zeyd Boukhers},
Social media platforms are vulnerable to fake news dissemination, which causes negative consequences such as panic and wrong medication in the healthcare domain. Therefore, it is important to automatically detect fake news in an early stage before they get widely spread. This paper analyzes the impact of incorporating content information, prior knowledge, and credibility of sources into models for the early detection of fake news. We propose a framework modeling those features by using BERT… 
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