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Misinformation detection in Luganda-English code-mixed social media text

@article{Nabende2021MisinformationDI,
  title={Misinformation detection in Luganda-English code-mixed social media text},
  author={Peter Nabende and David Kabiito and Claire Babirye and Hewitt Tusiime and Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2104.00124}
}
The increasing occurrence, forms, and negative effects of misinformation on social media platforms has necessitated more misinformation detection tools. Currently, work is being done addressing COVID-19 misinformation however, there are no misinformation detection tools for any of the 40 distinct indigenous Ugandan languages. This paper addresses this gap by presenting basic language resources and a misinformation detection data set based on code-mixed Luganda-English messages sourced from the… 

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