University of Nevada, Reno: Linguistic/game-theoretic approach detects and explains online propaganda

University of Nevada, Reno: Linguistic/game-theoretic approach detects and explains online propaganda. “In a paper recently published in Expert Systems with Applications, Arash Barfar, assistant professor of information systems in the University’s College of Business, developed and tested a model for the automatic detection and explanation of propagandistic content on the Internet. Barfar constructed a dataset containing nearly 205,000 articles from 39 propagandistic and 30 trustworthy news sources and computed 92 linguistic features for each article. He then built predictive models that detect online propaganda.”

Northwestern: Fake news on Facebook is no game, but it can explain game theory

Northwestern: Fake news on Facebook is no game, but it can explain game theory . “Game theory allows economists to view problems in the social sciences as ‘games,’ or competitions between self-interested parties who understand that their fates are in some way intertwined. Both parties cannot ‘win’ equally, and so begins the game. Jeff Ely, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, explains Game Theory using the example of fake news on Facebook.”