Visual Analysis of Information Dissemination Channels in Social Network for Protection Against Inappropriate Content

  • Anton Pronoza
  • Lidia Vitkova
  • Andrey ChechulinEmail author
  • Igor Kotenko
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 875)


The paper presents an approach to a visual analysis of links in social networks for obtaining information on channels of inappropriate information dissemination. The offered approach is based on the formation of the knowledge base about communication between users and groups, interactive display of propagation paths of inappropriate information and the visual analysis of the received results to detect sources and repeaters of inappropriate information. The interconnections of users and groups in social networks allow the construction of connectivity graphs, and the facts of the transmission of inappropriate information through these channels provide an opportunity to identify the ways of malicious content dissemination. The results of experiments confirming the applicability of the proposed approach are outlined.


Social network Visualization Protection against information Inappropriate information Communication graph Visual analytics 



The work is performed by the grant of RSF #18-11-00302 in SPIIRAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anton Pronoza
    • 1
  • Lidia Vitkova
    • 1
  • Andrey Chechulin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Igor Kotenko
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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