Title

AFND: Arabic fake news dataset for the detection and classification of articles credibility

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Data in Brief

Publication Date

4-1-2022

Abstract

The news credibility detection task has started to gain more attention recently due to the rapid increase of news on different social media platforms. This article provides a large, labeled, and diverse Arabic Fake News Dataset (AFND) that is collected from public Arabic news websites. This dataset enables the research community to use supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms to classify the credibility of Arabic news articles. AFND consists of 606912 public news articles that were scraped from 134 public news websites of 19 different Arab countries over a 6-month period using Python scripts. The Arabic fact-check platform, Misbar, is used manually to classify each public news source into credible, not credible, or undecided. Weak supervision is applied to label news articles with the same label as the public source. AFND is imbalanced in the number of articles in each class. Hence, it is useful for researchers who focus on finding solutions for imbalanced datasets. The dataset is available in JSON format and can be accessed from Mendeley Data repository.

ISSN

2352-3409

Publisher

Elsevier BV

First Page

108141

Last Page

108141

Disciplines

Communication | Computer Sciences

Keywords

Arabic news dataset, Arabic fake news, Article credibility, Weak labeling, Detection, Classification

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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