Wednesday, August 12, 2015

REVEAL and PHEME: Telling fact from fiction on social networks

Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the London Eye, was on fire during the 2011 England riots! Was it really? Social networks are rife with lies and deception, half-truths and facts. But irrespective of a story's truthfulness, the rapid spread of such information through social networks and other online media can have immediate and far-reaching consequences. In such cases, large amounts of user-generated content need to be analysed quickly.

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