Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 11, Number 23, December 2021

Ai4Truth: An In-depth Analysis on Misinformation using Machine Learning and Data Science


Kevin Qu and Yu Sun, California State Polytechnic University, USA


A number of social issues have been grown due to the increasing amount of “fake news”. With the inevitable exposure to this misinformation, it has become a real challenge for the public to process the correct truth and knowledge with accuracy. In this paper, we have applied machine learning to investigate the correlations between the information and the way people treat it. With enough data, we are able to safely and accurately predict which groups are most vulnerable to misinformation. In addition, we realized that the structure of the survey itself could help with future studies, and the method by which the news articles are presented, and the news articles itself also contributes to the result.


Machine Learning, Cross Validation, Training and Prediction, Misinformation.