I want to know about recently available datasets for fake news analysis

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    There are methods/algorithms to automatically identify fake news, see e.g. 10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010082. I don't know whether there are ooen datasets. Feb 5, 2017 at 20:46
  • So, you want samples of fake news so that you can analyze these news articles, right?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Mar 23, 2017 at 7:34
  • I need an annotated dataset with fake and real news articles with their links Mar 31, 2017 at 6:36

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Buzzfeed News has been doing work on this, and has published data related to fake news, news patterns, and social media patterns on their Github: https://github.com/BuzzFeedNews/everything. Might be a good repo to browse.


Here are some of the datasets available for fake news detection:

LIAR dataset: https://www.cs.ucsb.edu/william/data/liar_dataset.zip

BS Detector: https://github.com/bs-detector/bs-detector


You should check out the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) at Indiana University. The team have been been archiving 10% of public activity on Twitter for the last 10 years. The data isn't directly available to people not affiliated with the University they have a number of algorithms and visualization tools that you can run against the data.

  • They have a service called 'BotSlayer' which you can set up yourself on a free AWS instance and track certain hashtags and key phrases.
  • There is also 'Botometer'which will assess any twitter user name and socre it based on how 'bot-like' it is.
  • Finally, they have a tool called 'Hoaxy' which allows you to visualize the spread of a news or fake-news story across twitter to see which accounts are sharing/re-tweeting it.

Kaggle hosts a dataset where the CSV has URL, title, text, and a flag "reliable" or "unreliable"


id: unique id for a news article

title: the title of a news article

author: author of the news article text: the text of the article; could be incomplete

label: a label that marks the article as potentially unreliable

1: unreliable

0: reliable

accessing the data requires registration

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