TweetCred: Real-Time Credibility Assessment of Content on Twitter

  title={TweetCred: Real-Time Credibility Assessment of Content on Twitter},
  author={Aditi Gupta and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and Carlos Castillo and Patrick Meier},
  booktitle={Social Informatics},
During sudden onset crisis events, the presence of spam, rumors and fake content on Twitter reduces the value of information contained on its messages (or "tweets. [] Key Method This model is used in TweetCred, a real-time system that assigns a credibility score to tweets in a user's timeline. TweetCred, available as a browser plug-in, was installed and used by 1,127 Twitter users within a span of three months. During this period, the credibility score for about 5.4 million tweets was computed, allowing us…

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