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Title:Analyzing a fake news authorship network
Author(s):Buntain, Cody; Golbeck, Jennifer; Auxier, Brooke Elizabeth; Assefa, Biniyam Girum; Boyd, Karen; Byers, Kristen M.; Chawla, Gursimran; Chen, Daniel; Cooper, Benjamin J.; Cupani, J.; Daetwyler, C.; DeWitte, N.; Garcia, S.; Hafer, C.; Khan, M.; Lewis, M.; Martindale, M.J.; Mauriello, M.L.; McNamara, H.; McWillie, S.A.; Millay, D.; Munzar, T.; Mussenden, S.; Orji, N.; Phung, L.; Rogers, K.M.; Rytting, C.A.; Shadan, T.; Sivam, S.; Stavish, K.; Subramanian, A.; Tipirneni, S.; Topiwala, R.; Wagner-Riston, M.; Wiriyathammabhum, P.; Workneh, F.
Subject(s):Fake news
Author networks
Abstract:This project synthesizes a set of 246 fake news websites previously identified in three earlier research projects. From this dataset, we extract a set of all authors who have written for these sites in 2016. This authorcentric dataset is itself a contribution that will allow future analysis of the fake news ecosystem. Based on the data we collected, we construct a network of fake news sites, linking them if they shared a common author. Our analysis shows a tight cluster of author-sharing sites, with a small core set of sites sharing dozens of authors.
Issue Date:2019-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2019 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103358
DOI:https://doi.org/10.21900/iconf.2019.103358
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 C. Buntain, J. Golbeck, B. Auxier, B. G. Assefa, K. Boyd, K. M. Byers, G. Chawla, D. Chen, B. J. Cooper, J. Cupani, C. Daetwyler, N. DeWitt, S. Garcia, C. Hafer, M. Khan, E. Lewis, M. J. Martindale, M. L. Mauriello, H. McNamara, S. A. McWillie, D. Millay, T. Munzar, S. Mussenden, N. Orji, L. Phung, K. M. Rogers, C. A. Rytting, T. Shadan, S. Sivam, K. Stavish, A. Subramanian, S. Tipirneni, R. Topiwala, M. Wagner-Riston, P. Wiriyathammabhum, and F. Workneh
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-03-22


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