Leveraging Careful Microblog Users for Spammer Detection

@inproceedings{Fu2015LeveragingCM,
  title={Leveraging Careful Microblog Users for Spammer Detection},
  author={Hao Fu and Xing Xie and Yong Rui},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2015}
}
Microblogging websites, e.g. Twitter and Sina Weibo, have become a popular platform for socializing and sharing information in recent years. Spammers have also discovered this new opportunity to unfairly overpower normal users with unsolicited content, namely social spams. While it is intuitive for everyone to follow legitimate users, recent studies show that both legitimate users and spammers follow spammers for different reasons. Evidence of users seeking for spammers on purpose is also… CONTINUE READING

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