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Patrick Wang

WWW 2018

Title: Is this the Era of Misinformation yet? Combining Social Bots and Fake News to Deceive the Masses

Abstract: Social media is an amazing platform for enhancing public exposure. Anyone, even social bots, can reach out to a vast community and expose one’s opinion. But what happens when fake news is (un)intentionally spread within a social media? This paper reviews techniques that can be used to fabricate fake news and depicts a scenario where social bots evolve in a fully semantic Web to infest social media with automatically generated deceptive information.

How to cite: Patrick Wang, Rafael Angarita, and Ilaria Renna. 2018. Is this the Era of Misinformation yet: Combining Social Bots and Fake News to Deceive the Masses. In Companion Proceedings of the The Web Conference 2018 (WWW ‘18). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, Republic and Canton of Geneva, CHE, 1557–1561. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3184558.3191610

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