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MISINFO: A User-centered Android-Application to Assist Users in Dealing with Misinformation Across Social Media Platforms
31. Mai | 09:00 - 09:25
Bachelorarbeit im Studiengang Informatik von Mazen Alkatlabee
Abstract: The dissemination of information has facilitated the emergence of fake news outlets, which drawn out the importance of news literacy. While most of existing studies focus on either one so- cial media platform or need to be professional to deal with. In this work, we propose MisInfo, an Android app developed to assist users into detecting misinformation on any social media platforms such as Facebook, using both Black-Box-Model for de- tection, and White-Box-Model to provide explainable indicators.
It is important to note that MisInfo is a simulation prototype and does not implement every feature of a fully functional, but mainly core functionalities such as designing a clean software architecture, creating Floating Widget and organizing API calls such as OCR APIs to extract text from images. However, Mis- Info provides an insight of the effectiveness of such an app and serves as a starting point for further research and development of a fully functional app.
Betreuerin: Katrin Hartwig, M.Sc.
Prüfer: Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Reuter