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Reporting Offensive Content in Social Networks: Toward a Reputation-Based Assessment Approach
Mar.-Apr. 2014 (vol. 18 no. 2)
pp. 32-40
Felix Gomez Marmol, NEC Laboratories Europe
Manuel Gil Perez, University of Murcia
Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia
Social network users can report other users' content as inappropriate by arguing that it encroaches on their privacy rights. Blindly accepting such reports as real evidence of something offensive poses substantial risks; malicious users might report harmless content just to compromise that material. The large number of users who flag content as offensive makes moderation difficult for human administrators. The authors' reputation-based approach automatically assesses accusers' honesty before a social networking site withdraws any reported content. It encourages honest users to report inappropriate content by increasing their reputation within the system.
Index Terms:
Internet,Facebook,Social network services,Publishing,Twitter,Trust management,Content management,reputation,social networks,reporting system,trust assessment,offensive content
Felix Gomez Marmol, Manuel Gil Perez, Gregorio Martinez Perez, "Reporting Offensive Content in Social Networks: Toward a Reputation-Based Assessment Approach," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 32-40, Mar.-Apr. 2014, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.132
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