Automatic troll farm account detection on Twitter

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Abstract

Social media have been extensively used in the attempt to influence users with biased information and rumors. Recentlya new set of accounts know as troll farms have emerged, lauching coordinated disinformation campains. In this regard, we aim to identify the creation of troll farms by studying how they differ from common users and how they attempt to influence them. By leveraging graph analysis techniques we will look into how trolls propagate information through Twitter. Our goal being to build a system capable of recognizing troll farm accounts on trending topics on Twitter.