Al-Khateeb Published Two Papers at 2018 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)

In collaboration with the Collaboratorium of Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Samer Al-khateeb, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Informatics, Department of Journalism, Media, and Computing) published two papers at the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM). The two papers are titled:

  • “Analyzing Social and Communication Network Structures of Social Bots and Humans” which analyzes the role of bots in two distinct categories of real-world events, i.e., natural disasters and sports. Over 2.6 million tweets were analyzed during Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, Mexico Earthquake, and the 2018 Olympics at PyeongChang. Results and findings can be found in the paper which can be accessed here.
  • “Analyzing Disinformation and Crowd Manipulation Tactics on YouTube” which explores the largest online video sharing website, i.e., YouTube. Various YouTube channels, videos, and comments about conspiracy theories regarding World War III were studied using metadata to identify such deviant behavior and try to stem the spread of disinformation. The paper can be accessed here.