Souvik Bhattacharya


Demystifying Neural Fake News via Linguistic Feature-Based Interpretation
Ankit Aich | Souvik Bhattacharya | Natalie Parde
Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

The spread of fake news can have devastating ramifications, and recent advancements to neural fake news generators have made it challenging to understand how misinformation generated by these models may best be confronted. We conduct a feature-based study to gain an interpretative understanding of the linguistic attributes that neural fake news generators may most successfully exploit. When comparing models trained on subsets of our features and confronting the models with increasingly advanced neural fake news, we find that stylistic features may be the most robust. We discuss our findings, subsequent analyses, and broader implications in the pages within.