Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (ICCSEE 2013)

Observation on Spammers in Sina Weibo

Authors
Yong Xu, Yi Zhou, Kai Chen
Corresponding Author
Yong Xu
Available Online March 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccsee.2013.284How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Chinese micro-blog communities, Sina weibo, spammers
Abstract

Micro-blogging service has been developing and evolving rapidly in China which has led to a significant rise in social spamming attacks. However, little is known about these spammers. Thus, in this paper, we presented an observation on spammers in Sina Weibo, the biggest micro-blogging community in China. Specifically, we used program-controlled profiles to monitor, track and record spamming behaviors. We gave a detailed description of the experiment settings and then analyzed the spamming data collected by these profiles. We found that the spammers on Sina Weibo can be classified into two categories and they shared some distinguishing characteristics. These results are promising for the future study on automatically detecting and identifying spammers.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (ICCSEE 2013)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
March 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-61-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccsee.2013.284How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2013, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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