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May 17, 2018

Detecting fake profiles on online social networks

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A new method that uses machine learning to detect fake users on social networks has been developed by a team of researchers, including postdoctoral research fellow Michael Fire at the UW eScience Institute. The research uses an algorithm to improve the safety of these networks. Watch a video and learn more on the eScience website.