Hateful People or Hateful Bots?: Detection and Characterization of Bots Spreading Religious Hatred in Arabic Social Media

@article{Albadi2019HatefulPO,
  title={Hateful People or Hateful Bots?: Detection and Characterization of Bots Spreading Religious Hatred in Arabic Social Media},
  author={Nuha Albadi and Maram Kurdi and Shivakant Mishra},
  journal={PACMHCI},
  year={2019},
  volume={3},
  pages={61:1-61:25}
}
Arabic Twitter space is crawling with bots that fuel political feuds, spread misinformation, and proliferate sectarian rhetoric. While efforts have long existed to analyze and detect English bots, Arabic bot detection and characterization remains largely understudied. In this work, we contribute new insights into the role of bots in spreading religious hatred on Arabic Twitter and introduce a novel regression model that can accurately identify Arabic language bots. Our assessment shows that… CONTINUE READING

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