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Ternion: An Autonomous Model for Fake News Detection

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Department of Computer Science, Iqra University, Karachi 76400, Pakistan
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College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Najran University, Najran 61441, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Computer Science, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi 76400, Pakistan
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(19), 9292; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11199292
Received: 22 August 2021 / Revised: 22 September 2021 / Accepted: 27 September 2021 / Published: 6 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Approaches and Applications in Natural Language Processing)
In recent years, the consumption of social media content to keep up with global news and to verify its authenticity has become a considerable challenge. Social media enables us to easily access news anywhere, anytime, but it also gives rise to the spread of fake news, thereby delivering false information. This also has a negative impact on society. Therefore, it is necessary to determine whether or not news spreading over social media is real. This will allow for confusion among social media users to be avoided, and it is important in ensuring positive social development. This paper proposes a novel solution by detecting the authenticity of news through natural language processing techniques. Specifically, this paper proposes a novel scheme comprising three steps, namely, stance detection, author credibility verification, and machine learning-based classification, to verify the authenticity of news. In the last stage of the proposed pipeline, several machine learning techniques are applied, such as decision trees, random forest, logistic regression, and support vector machine (SVM) algorithms. For this study, the fake news dataset was taken from Kaggle. The experimental results show an accuracy of 93.15%, precision of 92.65%, recall of 95.71%, and F1-score of 94.15% for the support vector machine algorithm. The SVM is better than the second best classifier, i.e., logistic regression, by 6.82%. View Full-Text
Keywords: fake news detection; natural language processing; machine learning; stance detection; social media fake news detection; natural language processing; machine learning; stance detection; social media
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Islam, N.; Shaikh, A.; Qaiser, A.; Asiri, Y.; Almakdi, S.; Sulaiman, A.; Moazzam, V.; Babar, S.A. Ternion: An Autonomous Model for Fake News Detection. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 9292. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11199292

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Islam N, Shaikh A, Qaiser A, Asiri Y, Almakdi S, Sulaiman A, Moazzam V, Babar SA. Ternion: An Autonomous Model for Fake News Detection. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(19):9292. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11199292

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Islam, Noman, Asadullah Shaikh, Asma Qaiser, Yousef Asiri, Sultan Almakdi, Adel Sulaiman, Verdah Moazzam, and Syeda Aiman Babar. 2021. "Ternion: An Autonomous Model for Fake News Detection" Applied Sciences 11, no. 19: 9292. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11199292

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