exBAKE: Automatic fake news detection model based on Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT)

Heejung Jwa, Dongsuk Oh, Kinam Park, Jang Mook Kang, Heuiseok Lim

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Abstract

News currently spreads rapidly through the internet. Because fake news stories are designed to attract readers, they tend to spread faster. For most readers, detecting fake news can be challenging and such readers usually end up believing that the fake news story is fact. Because fake news can be socially problematic, a model that automatically detects such fake news is required. In this paper, we focus on data-driven automatic fake news detection methods. We first apply the Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers model (BERT) model to detect fake news by analyzing the relationship between the headline and the body text of news. To further improve performance, additional news data are gathered and used to pre-train this model. We determine that the deep-contextualizing nature of BERT is best suited for this task and improves the 0.14 F-score over older state-of-the-art models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4062
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume9
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (IITP-2018-0-00705, Algorithm design and software modeling for judge fake news based on artifical Intelligence. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) grant funded by the Korea government(MSIP) (No. NRF-2017M3C4A7068189).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 by the authors.

Keywords

  • Deep learning
  • Fake information
  • Fake news
  • Fake news challenge
  • Fake news classification
  • Fake news detect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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