KAN: Knowledge-aware Attention Network for Fake News Detection
Keywords:Misinformation & Fake News
AbstractThe explosive growth of fake news on social media has drawn great concern both from industrial and academic communities. There has been an increasing demand for fake news detection due to its detrimental effects. Generally, news content is condensed and full of knowledge entities. However, existing methods usually focus on the textual contents and social context, and ignore the knowledge-level relationships among news entities. To address this limitation, in this paper, we propose a novel Knowledge-aware Attention Network (KAN) that incorporates external knowledge from knowledge graph for fake news detection. Firstly, we identify entity mentions in news contents and align them with the entities in knowledge graph. Then, the entities and their contexts are used as external knowledge to provide complementary information. Finally, we design News towards Entities (N-E) attention and News towards Entities and Entity Contexts (N-E^2C) attention to measure the importances of knowledge. Thus, our proposed model can incorporate both semantic-level and knowledge-level representations of news to detect fake news. Experimental results on three public datasets show that our model outperforms the state-of-the-art methods, and also validate the effectiveness of knowledge attention.
How to Cite
Dun, Y., Tu, K., Chen, C., Hou, C., & Yuan, X. (2021). KAN: Knowledge-aware Attention Network for Fake News Detection. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(1), 81-89. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v35i1.16080
AAAI Technical Track on Application Domains