Moderation Techniques for Social Media Content

  • Andreas Veglis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8531)


Social media are perhaps the most popular services of cyberspace today. The main characteristic of social media is that they offer to every internet user the ability to add content and thus contribute to participatory journalism. The problem in that this content must be checked as far as quality is concerned and in order to avoid legal issues. This can be accomplished with the help of moderation. The problem is that moderation is a complex process that in many cases requires substantial human resources. This paper studies the moderation process and proposes a moderation model that can guarantee the quality of the content while retaining cost at an affordable level. The model includes various moderation stages which determine the applied moderation technique depending on the publication record of the user that submits the content.


Social Media moderation hybrid moderation pre-moderation post moderation distributed moderation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Veglis
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  1. 1.Media Informatics Lab – School of Journalism & MCAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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