Emilio Ferrara

University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute

Professor of computer science

United States

http://emilio.ferrara.name

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Social Bots Distort the 2016 US Presidential Election Online Discussion

First Monday, Volume 21, Number 11 ­- 7 November 2016
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Jun 2017
Alessandro Bessi and Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 9,851 (1,034)
Citation 12

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Disinformation and Social Bot Operations in the Run Up to the 2017 French Presidential Election

First Monday 22(8) - August 7, 2017
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2017
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 1,556 (21,548)
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Contagion Dynamics of Extremist Propaganda in Social Networks

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Jun 2017
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 467 (110,514)
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The Rise of Social Bots

Communications of the ACM 59 (7), 96-104, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, ndiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students, Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Bloomington
Downloads 391 (135,802)
Citation 33

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Social Politics: Agenda Setting and Political Communication on Social Media

International Conference on Social Informatics, 330-344, 2016
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jun 2017
Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 147 (350,619)

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The Rise of Jihadist Propaganda on Social Networks

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Jun 2017
Adam Badawy and Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 132 (381,343)
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Manipulation and Abuse on Social Media

ACM SIGWEB Newsletter, Issue Spring, Article No. 4, Spring 2015
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Jun 2017
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 130 (385,833)

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Online Human-Bot Interactions: Detection, Estimation, and Characterization

Proceedings of the Eleventh International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017), pp. 280-289. 2017
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 01 Feb 2019
Sabanci University, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students, Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Bloomington
Downloads 97 (477,326)

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The Butterfly Effect in Artificial Intelligence Systems: Implications for AI Bias and Fairness

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 96 (480,563)
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On Facebook, Most Ties are Weak

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 57, No. 11, Pages 78-84, 2014
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Jun 2017
University of Messina - Faculty of Science, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, University of Messina - Faculty of Science and University of London - Department of Computer Science & Information Systems
Downloads 77 (550,146)
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Fairness and Bias in Artificial Intelligence: A Brief Survey of Sources, Impacts, and Mitigation Strategies

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Nov 2023
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 75 (558,325)

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Quantifying the Effect of Sentiment on Information Diffusion in Social Media

PeerJ Computer Science 1, e26, 2015
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Jun 2017
Emilio Ferrara and Zeyao Yang
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students
Downloads 75 (558,325)
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Should ChatGPT be Biased? Challenges and Risks of Bias in Large Language Models

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 71 (575,566)
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Measuring Emotional Contagion in Social Media

PLoS One 10 (11), e0142390, 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jun 2017
Emilio Ferrara and Zeyao Yang
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and Indiana University Bloomington, School of Informatics and Computing, Students
Downloads 71 (575,566)
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GenAI Against Humanity: Nefarious Applications of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 54 (659,980)
Citation 1

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Bots Increase Exposure to Negative and Inflammatory Content in Online Social Systems

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 (49) 12435-12440. 2018
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Feb 2019
Massimo Stella, Emilio Ferrara and Manlio De Domenico
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Downloads 53 (665,548)
Citation 4

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Automated Claim Matching with Large Language Models: Empowering Fact-Checkers in the Fight Against Misinformation

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
Eun Cheol Choi and Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication, Students and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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18.

Evolution of Online User Behavior During a Social Upheaval

In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM conference on Web science (pp. 81-90). ACM.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Jun 2017
Sabanci University, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Bloomington
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social media analysis, social protest, political mobilization, online user behavior, gezi park

19.

Individual Performance in Team-Based Online Games

Royal Society Open Science, 5(6): 180329. 2018
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Feb 2020
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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Evidence of Complex Contagion of Information in Social Media: An Experiment Using Twitter Bots

PloS one 12.9 (2017): e0184148
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Feb 2019
Technical University of Denmark, Technical University of Denmark, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and Technical University of Denmark
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Extracting the Multi-Timescale Activity Patterns of Online Financial Markets

Nature Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 11184 (2018)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Feb 2019
Teruyoshi Kobayashi, Anna Sapienza and Emilio Ferrara
Department of Economics, Kobe University, University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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Unmasking the Web of Deceit: Uncovering Coordinated Activity to Expose Information Operations on Twitter

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California - University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Students, University of Southern California and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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Social Approval and Network Homophily as Motivators of Online Toxicity

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
Julie Jiang, Luca Luceri, Joseph Walther and Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Students, University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 10 (1,009,947)

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How does Twitter account moderation work? Dynamics of account creation and suspension on Twitter during major geopolitical events

EPJ Data Science 12 (1), 43, 2023
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
Francesco Pierri, Luca Luceri, Emily Chen and Emilio Ferrara
Politecnico di Milano, University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 8 (1,028,392)
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Retrieving false claims on Twitter during the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Companion Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023 (WWW '23 Companion), April 30-May 4, 2023, Austin, TX, USA
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
University of Naples Federico II, University of Southern California - University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Students, University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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Retweet-BERT: Political Leaning Detection Using Language Features and Information Diffusion on Social Networks

Proceedings of the Seventeenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2023), pp. 459-469, 2023
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Nov 2023
Julie Jiang, Xiang Ren and Emilio Ferrara
University of Southern California - University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering, Students, University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
Downloads 7 (1,037,264)
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The Interconnected Nature of Online Harm and Moderation: Investigating the Cross-Platform Spread of Harmful Content between YouTube and Twitter

33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT '23), September 4--8, 2023, Rome, Italy
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Nov 2023
University of Naples Federico II, University of Southern California - Viterbi School of Engineering, Spotify and University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute
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