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Fake News Classification of Social Media Through Sentiment Analysis

Lixuan Ding, Lanting Ding, Richard Sinnott

9th International Conference, Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2020, Honolulu, HI, USA, September 18-20, 2020, Proceedings | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2020

Abstract

The impacts of the Internet and the ability for information to flow in real-time to all corners of the globe has brought many benefits to society. However, this capability has downsides. Information can be inexact, misleading or indeed downright and deliberately false. Fake news has now entered the common vernacular. In this work, we consider fake news with specific regard to social media. We hypothesise that fake news typically deals with emotive topics that are deliberated targeted to cause a reaction and encourages the spread of information. As such, we explore sentiment analysis of real and fake news as reported in social networks (Twitter). Specifically, we develop an AWS-based Cloud pl..

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