PUBLICATIONS

Disinformation Warfare: Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls on Twitter and Their Influence on the Web

Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini
In 4th WWW Workshop on Computational Methods for CyberSafety (WWW Companion) 2019

The Web of False Information: Rumors, Fake News, Hoaxes, Clickbait, and Various Other Shenanigans

Savvas Zannettou, Michael Sirivianos, Jeremy Blackburn, Nicolas Kourtellis
In Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) 2019

On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities

Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Guillermo Suarez-Tangil
In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2018
Distinguished Paper Award

LOBO - Evaluation of Generalization Deficiencies in Twitter Bot Classifiers

Juan Echeverria, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Gianluca Stringhini, Shi Zhou
In Proceedings of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2018

What is Gab? A Bastion of Free Speech or an Alt-Right Echo Chamber?

Savvas Zannettou, Barry Bradlyn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Haewoon Kwak, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
In 3rd WWW Workshop on Computational Methods for CyberSafety (WWW Companion) 2018

A Family of Droids: Analyzing Behavioral Model Based Android Malware Detection via Static and Dynamic Analysis

Lucky Onwuzurike, Enrico Mariconti, Mario Almeida, Jeremy Blackburn, Gianluca Stringhini, Emiliano De Cristofaro
In Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST)

Large Scale Crowdsourcing and Characterization of Twitter Abusive Behavior

Antigoni-Maria Founta, Constantinos Djouvas, Despoina Chatzakou, Ilias Leontiadis, Jeremy Blackburn, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali, Michael Sirivianos
In AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2018

Understanding Web Archiving Services and Their (Mis)Use on Social Media

Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini
In AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2018

From risk factors to detection and intervention: a practical proposal for future work on cyberbullying

Jeremy Blackburn, Gianluca Stringhini, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Michael Sirivianos
In Behaviour and Information Technology 2018

The Web Centipede: Understanding How Web Communities Influence Each Other Through the Lens of Mainstream and Alternative News Sources

Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
In ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2017

Mean Birds: Detecting Aggression and Bullying on Twitter

Despoina Chatzakou, Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali
In International ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci) 2017

Hate Is Not Binary: Studying Abusive Behavior of #GamerGate on Twitter

Despoina Chatzakou, Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali
In ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HyperText) 2017

Characterizing Key Stakeholders in an Online Black-Hat Marketplace

Shehroze Farooqi, Muhammad Ikram, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, M. Zubair Shafiq, Fareed Zaffar
In 12th IEEE/APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) 2017

Measuring #GamerGate: A Tale of Hate, Sexism, and Bullying

Despoina Chatzakou, Nicolas Kourtellis, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Athena Vakali
In 2nd WWW Workshop on Computational Methods for CyberSafety (WWW Companion) 2017

Measuring, Characterizing, and Detecting Facebook Like Farms

Muhammad Ikram, Lucky Onwuzurike, Shehroze Farooqi, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Arik Friedman, Guillaume Jourjon, Dali Kaafar, M. Zubair Shafiq
ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (ACM TOPS) 2017

Kek, Cucks, and God Emperor Trump: A Measurement Study of 4chan's Politically Incorrect Forum and Its Effects on the Web

Gabriel Hine, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Riginos Samaras, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
In International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2017
Best Paper Runner-Up (awarded to 3 of 50 papers)

What's in a Name? Understanding Profile Name Reuse on Twitter

Enrico Mariconti, Jeremiah Onaolapo, Syed Sharique Ahmad, Nicolas Nikiforou, Manuel Egele, Nick Nikiforakis, Gianluca Stringhini
In Proceedings of the World Wide Web Conference (WWW) 2017

Technical Reports

A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism

Joel Finkelstein, Savvas Zannettou, Barry Bradlyn, Jeremy Blackburn

Who Let The Trolls Out? Towards Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls

Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, William Setzer, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn

Characterizing the Use of Images by State-Sponsored Troll Accounts on Twitter

Savvas Zannettou, Barry Bradlyn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn

"And We Will Fight For Our Race!" A Measurement Study of Genetic Testing Conversations on Reddit and 4chan

Alexandros Mittos, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro

Disturbed YouTube for Kids: Characterizing and Detecting Disturbing Content on YouTube

Kostantinos Papadamou, Antonis Papasavva, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Gianluca Stringhini, Michael Sirivianos

"You Know What to Do": Proactive Detection of YouTube Videos Targeted by Coordinated Hate Attacks

Enrico Mariconti, Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro, Nicolas Kourtellis, Ilias Leontiadis, Jordi Luque Serrano, Gianluca Stringhini

"23andMe confirms: I'm super white" -- Analyzing Twitter Discourse On Genetic Testing

Alexandros Mittos, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro