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Rumor has it: Identifying Misinformation in Microblogs

@inproceedings{Qazvinian2011RumorHI,
  title={Rumor has it: Identifying Misinformation in Microblogs},
  author={Vahed Qazvinian and Emily Rosengren and Dragomir R. Radev and Qiaozhu Mei},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2011}
}
A rumor is commonly defined as a statement whose true value is unverifiable. Rumors may spread misinformation (false information) or disinformation (deliberately false information) on a network of people. Identifying rumors is crucial in online social media where large amounts of information are easily spread across a large network by sources with unverified authority. In this paper, we address the problem of rumor detection in microblogs and explore the effectiveness of 3 categories of… 
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