Measuring and Combatting Spam on Social Networks

Status: Ongoing

As spam becomes prevalent on social networks, we study the techniques and characteristics of spam to build better defenses. In our initial study, we found that existing defenses designed to prevent email spam have little success at preventing social network spam, making a detailed study of spam characteristics a necessity. This project encompasses both the measurement and understanding of spam as well as the development of defenses suitable for deployment at large scale by social networks.


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