Published Date: 2018-02-08
Registration: ISSN 2374-3468 (Online) ISSN 2159-5399 (Print)
Copyright: Published by AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California USA Copyright © 2018, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence All Rights Reserved.
The use of tempting and often misleading headlines (clickbait) to allure readers has become a growing practice nowadays among the media outlets. The widespread use of clickbait risks the reader’s trust in media. In this paper, we present BaitBuster, a browser extension and social bot based framework, that detects clickbaits floating on the web, provides brief explanation behind its decision, and regularly makes users aware of potential clickbaits.