Social Media Misinformation Propagation and Detection

Shama Alalawi, Safa Baalfaqih, Maitha Almeqbaali, Mohammad M. Masud

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Abstract

Misinformation, also known as 'fake news,' is a growing problem in social media. It refers to the dissemination of false information, intentionally or unintentionally, in digital media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The issue has gained global attention due to its potential to cause harm and pose a threat to democracy. Misinformation in social media has significant consequences such as loss of trust in institutions and the stoking of fear and anger in people. The causes and mechanisms of spreading fake news are complex, involving psychological, social, and technological factors. To tackle the problem, it is necessary to develop interventions that address these factors and to enhance media literacy among the public, so people can tell fact from fiction. The objective of this research paper is to perform a comprehensive review of the techniques and tools that are used to cause, spread, and detect misinformation in social media, as well as perform in-depth experiments with the open-source tools and datasets to evaluate and compare those techniques. We believe the research work's outcome will benefit researchers, educators, and students through dissemination of the knowledge and resources, including the open-source tools and data acquired by the research work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 15th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350382396
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event15th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2023 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 14 2023Nov 15 2023

Publication series

Name2023 15th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2023

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period11/14/2311/15/23

Keywords

  • NLP
  • deep learning
  • misinformation
  • social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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