Scientific Journal of Informatics
Vol 7, No 2 (2020): November 2020

Fake Twitter Account Classification of Fake News Spreading Using Naïve Bayes

Santoso, Heru Agus (Unknown)
Rachmawanto, Eko Hari (Unknown)
Hidayati, Ulfa (Unknown)

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Publish Date
25 Nov 2020


Twitter is a very popular microblog, where users can search for various information, current news, celebrity posts, and hot topics. Indonesia is ranked 5th for the most Twitter users. The large number of users makes Twitter used for the benefit of certain parties with bad goals, such as spreading fake news using fake accounts. Fake accounts are often used by several parties to spread fake news, therefore the spread of fake news must be immediately limited to minimize the negative impact caused by fake news. For this reason, this research is written with the aim of being able to classify fake and genuine Twitter accounts. In this study, using data mining techniques that are closely related to big data in decision making by applying the Naive Bayes method. Naïve Bayes is one of the most widely used classification methods because it has good accuracy and faster computation time. The classification process uses nine parameters, namely based on the Profile Created, Favorite Count, Follower Count, Following Count, Geo Enabled, Follower Rate, Following Rate, Follower Following Ratio, Verified. This study uses 210 datasets of twitter accounts that spread fake news, the result is that Naïve Bayes works very promising  in the classification of fake twitter accounts and in the testing process using 5% of training set produces an accuracy of 80%.

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Computer Science & IT


Scientific Journal of Informatics published by the Department of Computer Science, Semarang State University, a scientific journal of Information Systems and Information Technology which includes scholarly writings on pure research and applied research in the field of information systems and ...