TIB's visual analytics group at MediaEval '20

Detecting fake news on corona virus and 5G conspiracy

verfasst von
Gullal S. Cheema, Sherzod Hakimov, Ralph Ewerth
Abstract

Fake news on social media has become a hot topic of research as it negatively impacts the discourse of real news in the public. Specifically, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise of inaccurate and misleading information due to the surrounding controversies and unknown details at the beginning of the pandemic. The FakeNews task at MediaEval 2020 tackles this problem by creating a challenge to automatically detect tweets containing misinformation based on text and structure from Twitter follower network. In this paper, we present a simple approach that uses BERT embeddings and a shallow neural network for classifying tweets using only text, and discuss our findings and limitations of the approach in text-based misinformation detection.

Organisationseinheit(en)
Forschungszentrum L3S
Externe Organisation(en)
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Leibniz-Informationszentrum Technik und Naturwissenschaften und Universitätsbibliothek
Typ
Aufsatz in Konferenzband
Publikationsdatum
12.2020
Publikationsstatus
Elektronisch veröffentlicht (E-Pub)
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Informatik (insg.)
Elektronische Version(en)
https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2101.03529 (Zugang: Offen)
https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2882/paper56.pdf (Zugang: Offen)