Uncovering fake likers in online social networks

Prudhvi Ratna Badri Satya, Kyumin Lee, Dongwon Lee, Thanh Tran, Jason Zhang

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Abstract

As the commercial implications of Likes in online social networks multiply, the number of fake Likes also increase rapidly. To maintain a healthy ecosystem, however, it is critically important to prevent and detect such fake Likes. Toward this goal, in this paper, we investigate the problem of detecting the so-called "fake likers" who frequently make fake Likes for illegitimate reasons. To uncover fake Likes in online social networks, we: (1) first collect a substantial number of profiles of both fake and legitimate Likers using linkage and honeypot approaches, (2) analyze the characteristics of both types of Likers, (3) identify effective features exploiting the learned characteristics and apply them in supervised learning models, and (4) thoroughly evaluate their performances against three baseline methods and under two attack models. Our experimental results show that our proposed methods with effective features significantly outperformed baseline methods, with accuracy = 0.871, false positive rate = 0.1, and false negative rate = 0.14.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2365-2370
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340731
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 24 2016
Event25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2016 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2016Oct 28 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings
Volume24-28-October-2016

Other

Other25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period10/24/1610/28/16

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Online social networks
Ecosystem
Attack
Learning model
Linkage

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)

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Satya, P. R. B., Lee, K., Lee, D., Tran, T., & Zhang, J. (2016). Uncovering fake likers in online social networks. In CIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 2365-2370). (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings; Vol. 24-28-October-2016). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2983323.2983695
Satya, Prudhvi Ratna Badri ; Lee, Kyumin ; Lee, Dongwon ; Tran, Thanh ; Zhang, Jason. / Uncovering fake likers in online social networks. CIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. Association for Computing Machinery, 2016. pp. 2365-2370 (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings).
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Uncovering fake likers in online social networks. / Satya, Prudhvi Ratna Badri; Lee, Kyumin; Lee, Dongwon; Tran, Thanh; Zhang, Jason.

CIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. Association for Computing Machinery, 2016. p. 2365-2370 (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings; Vol. 24-28-October-2016).

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Satya PRB, Lee K, Lee D, Tran T, Zhang J. Uncovering fake likers in online social networks. In CIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management. Association for Computing Machinery. 2016. p. 2365-2370. (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/2983323.2983695