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Published February 25, 2021 | Version 0.1
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WELFake dataset for fake news detection in text data

  • 1. Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India; GLA University, Mathura, India
  • 2. University of Klaganefurt, Austria; Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
  • 3. University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Contributors

Data collector:

Project leader:

  • 1. Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India; GLA University, Mathura, India
  • 2. University of Klaganefurt, Austria; Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
  • 3. University of Klaganefurt, Austria

Description

We designed a larger and more generic Word Embedding over Linguistic Features for Fake News Detection (WELFake) dataset of 72,134 news articles with 35,028 real and 37,106 fake news. For this, we merged four popular news datasets (i.e. Kaggle, McIntire, Reuters, BuzzFeed Political) to prevent over-fitting of classifiers and to provide more text data for better ML training.

Dataset contains four columns: Serial number (starting from 0); Title (about the text news heading); Text (about the news content); and Label (0 = fake and 1 = real).

There are 78098 data entries in csv file out of which only 72134 entries are accessed as per the data frame.

 

This dataset is a part of our ongoing research on "Fake News Prediction on Social Media Website" as a doctoral degree program of Mr. Pawan Kumar Verma and is partially supported by the ARTICONF project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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Additional details

Related works

Has part
Conference paper: 10.1007/978-981-15-5619-7_18 (DOI)
Journal article: 10.1109/TCSS.2021.3068519 (DOI)

Funding

ARTICONF – smART socIal media eCOsytstem in a blockchaiN Federated environment 825134
European Commission

References