Tracing Fake-News Footprints: Characterizing Social Media Messages by How They Propagate

@inproceedings{Wu2018TracingFF,
  title={Tracing Fake-News Footprints: Characterizing Social Media Messages by How They Propagate},
  author={Liang Wu and Huan Liu},
  booktitle={WSDM},
  year={2018}
}
When a message, such as a piece of news, spreads in social networks, how can we classify it into categories of interests, such as genuine or fake news? Classification of social media content is a fundamental task for social media mining, and most existing methods regard it as a text categorization problem and mainly focus on using content features, such as words and hashtags. However, for many emerging applications like fake news and rumor detection, it is very challenging, if not impossible… CONTINUE READING
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