Seven Months with the Devils: A Long-Term Study of Content Polluters on Twitter

@inproceedings{Lee2011SevenMW,
  title={Seven Months with the Devils: A Long-Term Study of Content Polluters on Twitter},
  author={Kyumin Lee and Brian Eoff and James Caverlee},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2011}
}
The rise in popularity of social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook has been paralleled by the rise of unwanted, disruptive entities on these networks—including spammers, malware disseminators, and other content polluters. Inspired by sociologists working to ensure the success of commons and criminologists focused on deterring vandalism and preventing crime, we present the first long-term study of social honeypots for tempting, profiling, and filtering content polluters in social… CONTINUE READING
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