Smart Edge-based Fake News Detection using Pre-trained BERT Model

Yuhang Guo, Hanane Lamaazi, Rabeb Mizouni

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Abstract

Today, online media applications are an important source of information. People are creating and sharing more information than ever before around the world. Being provided by unreliable sources, some news can be misleading. In fact, the assessment of the correctness of the news can be region related. In other words, news can be true in a specific region while fake in another. Existing proposed solutions for fake news detection developed in centralized platforms are not considering the location from where the news gets announced, but they are focused more on the news content. In this paper, a region-based distributed fake news detection framework is proposed. The framework is deployed in a mobile crowdsensing (MCS) environment where a set of workers responsible for collecting news are selected based on their availability in a specific region. The selected workers share the news to the nearest edge node, where the pre-processing and detection of fake news are executed locally. The detection process uses a pre-trained BERT model where it achieved an accuracy of 91 %.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2022 18th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages437-442
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665469753
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event18th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2022 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 10 Oct 202212 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
Volume2022-October
ISSN (Print)2161-9646
ISSN (Electronic)2161-9654

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2022
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period10/10/2212/10/22

Keywords

  • BERT
  • Deep Learning
  • Distributed Architecture
  • Edge Computing
  • Fake News
  • Fine-Tuning
  • Text Classification

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