A Highly Accurate Internet-Based Fake Information Detection Tool for Indonesian Twitter
The dissemination of fake information through social media has several harmful effects on the social life of a nation. Indonesia has been afflicted by the dissemination of erroneous information regarding the negative health consequences of vaccination, resulting in widespread unwillingness to undergo immunization. Therefore, it is necessary to combat such misleading information. We developed a web application using machine learning technologies to identify bogus information flowing on Indonesian Twitter. A Passive-Aggressive Classifier and n-gram tokenization are used to handle data. The application test results indicate that the detection accuracy, precision, and recall for 1-3 grams of tokenization are higher than 90%. In addition, the black box approach yields reliable findings for all application functionalities.
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