Elisabetta Fersini is currently assistant professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Computer Science Dept.). Her research activity is mainly focused on propositional and relational machine learning for natural language processing.

Sentiment Analysis in Microblogs
Social media for opinion consumption is a double-edged sword. On one hand, they are low cost, easy to access, and suitable for a rapid dissemination of information that allow users to read and share news, reviews and rumors about product and services. On the other hand, social media can make viral “fakes”, i.e. low-quality information with intentionally false information. In this talk, we will give an overview of the current methodologies for identifying fake news, fake rumors and fake reviews, with a specific focus on machine learning and deep learning approaches.

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