A Hybrid Approach for Fake News Detection in Twitter Based on User Features and Graph Embedding

TitleA Hybrid Approach for Fake News Detection in Twitter Based on User Features and Graph Embedding
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsHamdi, T, Slimi, H, Bounhas, I, Slimani, Y
EditorVan Hung, D, D´Souza, M
Conference NameInternational Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, Odisha, India, January 19-12, 2020
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN Number978-3-030-36987-3
Abstract

The quest for trustworthy, reliable and efficient sources of information has been a struggle long before the era of internet. However, social media unleashed an abundance of information and neglected the establishment of competent gatekeepers that would ensure information credibility. That's why, great research efforts sought to remedy this shortcoming and propose approaches that would enable the detection of non-credible information as well as the identification of sources of fake news. In this paper, we propose an approach which permits to evaluate information sources in term of credibility in Twitter. Our approach relies on node2vec to extract features from twitter followers/followees graph. We also incorporate user features provided by Twitter. This hybrid approach considers both the characteristics of the user and his social graph. The results show that our approach consistently and significantly outperforms existent approaches limited to user features.