Analyzing Disinformation with the Active Propagation Strategy

Chih Hung Chen, Yiwei Ma, Ying Hsun Lai, Wen Tsung Chang, Shun Ching Yang

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In recent years, disinformation has had an increasingly detrimental effect on society. It is driving a wedge between people, causing a crisis of public trust and social unrest. Malicious spreaders often actively propagate disinformation on different social media, so people are exposed repeatedly to messages that deepen establish false memories. This 'illusory truth effect' leads people to believe that the repeated disinformation is truthful. Eventually, people may generate a cognitive bias that makes their thinking more easily by others. This work focuses on identifying various features of information by analyzing the motivation for, purpose of, and methods of achieving the active propagation of false information. Then, behaviors that are associated with active propagation will be summarized to identify its sources. Finally, a framework for detecting actively propagated disinformation will be proposed. This framework can be used for gathering information about, and analyzing, and serving as an aid to decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
Subtitle of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Technologies toward Cybersecurity!!, ICACT 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9791188428090
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event24th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT 2022 - Virtual, Online, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2022 Feb 132022 Feb 16

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT
ISSN (Print)1738-9445


Conference24th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, ICACT 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Online


  • Disinformation
  • active propagation
  • case observation
  • fake news
  • information gathering and analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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