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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) - Special Issue on Trust and Veracity of Information in Social Media, Volume 34 Issue 3, May 2016

Section: Special Issue on Trust and Veracity of Information in Social Media

Overview of the Special Issue on Trust and Veracity of Information in Social Media
Symeon Papadopoulos, Kalina Bontcheva, Eva Jaho, Mihai Lupu, Carlos Castillo
Article No.: 14
DOI: 10.1145/2870630

Digital Wildfires: Propagation, Verification, Regulation, and Responsible Innovation
Helena Webb, Pete Burnap, Rob Procter, Omer Rana, Bernd Carsten Stahl, Matthew Williams, William Housley, Adam Edwards, Marina Jirotka
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2893478

Social media platforms provide an increasingly popular means for individuals to share content online. Whilst this produces undoubted societal benefits, the ability for content to be spontaneously posted and reposted creates an ideal environment...

Geoparsing and Geosemantics for Social Media: Spatiotemporal Grounding of Content Propagating Rumors to Support Trust and Veracity Analysis during Breaking News
Stuart E. Middleton, Vadims Krivcovs
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2842604

In recent years, there has been a growing trend to use publicly available social media sources within the field of journalism. Breaking news has tight reporting deadlines, measured in minutes not days, but content must still be checked and rumors...

TISoN: Trust Inference in Trust-Oriented Social Networks
Sana Hamdi, Alda Lopes Gancarski, Amel Bouzeghoub, Sadok Ben Yahia
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2858791

Trust systems represent a significant trend in decision support for social networks’ service provision. The basic idea is to allow users to rate each other even without being direct neighbours. In this case, the purpose is to derive a trust...

Misinformation in Online Social Networks: Detect Them All with a Limited Budget
Huiling Zhang, Md Abdul Alim, Xiang Li, My T. Thai, Hien T. Nguyen
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/2885494

Online social networks have become an effective and important social platform for communication, opinions exchange, and information sharing. However, they also make it possible for rapid and wide misinformation diffusion, which may lead to...