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Trust and Online Social Networks
Kathleen M. Carley ([log in to unmask]), Jürgen Pfeffer
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Social media is becoming and increasingly essential source of
information that people use when making entertainment, political, and
economic decisions. The classical sender-receiver and gatekeeper
concepts of mass media are blurred as with social media every individual
can become the creator of news that is discussed world-wide. Identifying
trustworthy sources of information is important to social media users
and it is an interesting and complex research questions. Part of the
complexity is due to the data being huge, e.g., millions of messages,
multi-lingual, highly variable across time and space, and
time-sensitive. New metrics, theories, and algorithms are needed to
reason about trust in this environment, and to identify trusted
information providers. This session is centered on the following two
questions: How is trust established or broken in social media networks?
How can we measure trust?
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