A Tool for Collecting Provenance Data in Social Media

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
In recent years, social media sites have provided a large amount of information. Recipients of such information need mechanisms to know more about the received information, including the provenance. Previous paper has shown that some attributes related to the received information provide additional context, so that a recipient can assess the amount of value, trust, and validity to be placed in the received information. Personal attributes of a user, including name, location, education, ethnicity, gender, and political and religious affiliations, can be found in social media sites. In this paper, the authors present a novel web-based tool for collecting the attributes of interest associated with a particular social media user related to the received information.
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