Combating Misinformation Online: Identification of Variables and Proof-of-Concept Study

Conference paper


Dordevic, M., Safieddine, F., Masri, W. and Pourghomi, P. 2016. Combating Misinformation Online: Identification of Variables and Proof-of-Concept Study. 15th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2016. Swansea, UK 13 - 15 Sep 2016 Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45234-0_40
AuthorsDordevic, M., Safieddine, F., Masri, W. and Pourghomi, P.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The spread of misinformation online is specifically amplified by use of social media, yet the tools for allowing online users to authenticate text and images are available though not easily accessible. The authors challenge this view suggesting that corporations’ responsible for the development of browsers and social media websites need to incorporate such tools to combat the spread of misinformation. As a step stone towards developing a formula for simulating spread of misinformation, the authors ran theoretical simulations which demonstrate the unchallenged spread of misinformation which users are left to authenticate on their own, as opposed to providing the users means to authenticate such material. The team simulates five scenarios that gradually get complicated as variables are identified and added to the model. The results demonstrate a simulation of the process as proof-of-concept as well as identification of the key variables that influence the spread and combat of misinformation online.

Year2016
Conference15th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2016
PublisherSpringer
Accepted author manuscript
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Anyone
Publication dates
Online23 Aug 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Nov 2019
ISSN0302-9743
Book titleSocial Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 15th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2016, Swansea, UK, September 13–15, 2016, Proceedings
Book editorDwivedi, Y.K.
Mäntymäki, M.
Ravishankar, M.N.
Janssen, M.
Clement, M.
Slade, E.L.
Rana, N.P.
Al-Sharhan, S.
Simintiras, A.C.
ISBN978-3-319-45233-3
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45234-0_40
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45234-0_40
Copyright holder© 2016 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Copyright informationThe final authenticated publication is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45234-0_40.
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