Search Results for author: Shaden Shaar

Found 16 papers, 8 papers with code

COVID-19 in Bulgarian Social Media: Factuality, Harmfulness, Propaganda, and Framing

1 code implementation RANLP 2021 Preslav Nakov, Firoj Alam, Shaden Shaar, Giovanni Da San Martino, Yifan Zhang

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the political and the medical aspects of disinformation merged as the problem got elevated to a whole new level to become the first global infodemic.

Frame

A Second Pandemic? Analysis of Fake News About COVID-19 Vaccines in Qatar

no code implementations RANLP 2021 Preslav Nakov, Firoj Alam, Shaden Shaar, Giovanni Da San Martino, Yifan Zhang

While COVID-19 vaccines are finally becoming widely available, a second pandemic that revolves around the circulation of anti-vaxxer fake news may hinder efforts to recover from the first one.

Detecting Propaganda Techniques in Memes

1 code implementation ACL 2021 Dimitar Dimitrov, Bishr Bin Ali, Shaden Shaar, Firoj Alam, Fabrizio Silvestri, Hamed Firooz, Preslav Nakov, Giovanni Da San Martino

We further create and release a new corpus of 950 memes, carefully annotated with 22 propaganda techniques, which can appear in the text, in the image, or in both.

Cross-lingual Emotion Detection

no code implementations10 Jun 2021 Sabit Hassan, Shaden Shaar, Kareem Darwish

Next, we show that using cross-lingual approaches with English data alone, we can achieve more than 90% and 80% relative effectiveness of the Arabic and Spanish BERT models respectively.

SemEval-2021 Task 6: Detection of Persuasion Techniques in Texts and Images

1 code implementation SEMEVAL 2021 Dimitar Dimitrov, Bishr Bin Ali, Shaden Shaar, Firoj Alam, Fabrizio Silvestri, Hamed Firooz, Preslav Nakov, Giovanni Da San Martino

We describe SemEval-2021 task 6 on Detection of Persuasion Techniques in Texts and Images: the data, the annotation guidelines, the evaluation setup, the results, and the participating systems.

Automated Fact-Checking for Assisting Human Fact-Checkers

no code implementations13 Mar 2021 Preslav Nakov, David Corney, Maram Hasanain, Firoj Alam, Tamer Elsayed, Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Paolo Papotti, Shaden Shaar, Giovanni Da San Martino

The reporting and the analysis of current events around the globe has expanded from professional, editor-lead journalism all the way to citizen journalism.

Fact Checking

Overview of CheckThat! 2020: Automatic Identification and Verification of Claims in Social Media

3 code implementations15 Jul 2020 Alberto Barron-Cedeno, Tamer Elsayed, Preslav Nakov, Giovanni Da San Martino, Maram Hasanain, Reem Suwaileh, Fatima Haouari, Nikolay Babulkov, Bayan Hamdan, Alex Nikolov, Shaden Shaar, Zien Sheikh Ali

The first four tasks compose the full pipeline of claim verification in social media: Task 1 on check-worthiness estimation, Task 2 on retrieving previously fact-checked claims, Task 3 on evidence retrieval, and Task 4 on claim verification.

Fighting the COVID-19 Infodemic in Social Media: A Holistic Perspective and a Call to Arms

1 code implementation15 Jul 2020 Firoj Alam, Fahim Dalvi, Shaden Shaar, Nadir Durrani, Hamdy Mubarak, Alex Nikolov, Giovanni Da San Martino, Ahmed Abdelali, Hassan Sajjad, Kareem Darwish, Preslav Nakov

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, people turned to social media to read and to share timely information including statistics, warnings, advice, and inspirational stories.

Misinformation

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