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Two Stage Transformer Model for COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Fact Checking

  title={Two Stage Transformer Model for COVID-19 Fake News Detection and Fact Checking},
  author={Rutvik Vijjali and Prathyush Potluri and Siddharth Krishna Kumar and Sundeep Teki},
The rapid advancement of technology in online communication via social media platforms has led to a prolific rise in the spread of misinformation and fake news. Fake news is especially rampant in the current COVID-19 pandemic, leading to people believing in false and potentially harmful claims and stories. Detecting fake news quickly can alleviate the spread of panic, chaos and potential health hazards. We developed a two stage automated pipeline for COVID-19 fake news detection using state of… 

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