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Fighting Spam on Social Web Sites: A Survey of Approaches and Future Challenges

Heymann, Paul and Koutrika, Georgia and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2007) Fighting Spam on Social Web Sites: A Survey of Approaches and Future Challenges. IEEE Internet Computing, 11 (6). pp. 36-45.


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In recent years, social Web sites have become important components of the Web. With their success, however, has come a growing influx of spam. If left unchecked, spam threatens to undermine resource sharing, interactivity, and openness. This article surveys three categories of potential countermeasures'those based on detection, demotion, and prevention. Although many of these countermeasures have been proposed before for email and Web spam, the authors find that their applicability to social Web sites differs. How should we evaluate spam countermeasures for social Web sites, and what future challenges might we face?

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Spam, Social Websites, Collaborative Tagging
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ID Code:818
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Deposited On:19 Nov 2007 16:00
Last Modified:21 Nov 2008 15:06

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