The recent proliferation of online platforms has not only revolutionized the way people communicate and acquire information but has also led to propagation of malicious information (e.g., online human trafficking, spread of misinformation, etc.). Propagation of such information occurs at unprecedented scale that could ultimately pose imminent societal-significant threats to the public. To better understand the behavior and impact of the malicious actors and counter their activity, social media authorities need to deploy certain capabilities to reduce their threats.
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- Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2020