Evaluating event credibility on twitter

Manish Gupta, Peixiang Zhao, Jiawei Han

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Though Twitter acts as a realtime news source with people acting as sensors and sending event updates from all over the world, rumors spread via Twitter have been noted to cause considerable damage. Given a set of popular Twitter events along with related users and tweets, we study the problem of automatically assessing the credibility of such events. We propose a credibility analysis approach enhanced with event graph-based optimization to solve the problem. First we experiment by performing PageRanklike credibility propagation on a multi-typed network consisting of events, tweets, and users. Further, within each iteration, we enhance the basic trust analysis by updating event credibility scores using regularization on a new graph of events. Our experiments using events extracted from two tweet feed datasets, each with millions of tweets show that our event graph optimization approach outperforms the basic credibility analysis approach. Also, our methods are significantly more accurate (∼86%) than the decision tree classifier approach (∼72%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, SDM 2012
PublisherSociety for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Publications
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781611972320
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, SDM 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2012Apr 28 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, SDM 2012


Other12th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, SDM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications


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