Identification of user’s credibility on twitter social networks

Faraz Ahmad, S. A. M. Rizvi

Abstract


Twitter is one of the most influential social media platforms, facilitates the spreading of information in the form of text, images, and videos. However, the credibility of posted content is still trailed by an interrogation mark. In this paper, a model has been developed for finding the user’s credibility based on the tweets which they had posted on Twitter Social Networks. The model consists of machine learning algorithms that assist not only in categorizing the tweets into credibility classes but also helps in finding user’s credibility ratings on the social media platform. The dataset and associated features of 100,000 tweets were extracted and pre-processed. Furthermore, the credibility class labelling of tweets was performed using four different human annotators. The Meaning Cloud and Natural Language Understanding platforms were used for calculating the polarity, sentiment, and emotions score. The K-Means algorithm was applied for finding the clusters of tweets based on features set, whereas, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, Naive Bayes, KNN, J48 Decision Tree, and Multilayer Perceptron were used for classifying the tweets into credibility classes. A significant level of accuracy, precision, and recall was provided by all the classifiers for all the given credibility classes. 


Keywords


Credibility; Emotions; Machine learning; Sentiment; Twitter;



DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v24.i1.pp%25p

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