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Spreading fake news has
become a serious issue in the current social media world. It is broadcasted
with dishonest intentions to mislead people. This has caused many unfortunate
incidents in different countries. The most recent one was the latest presidential
elections where the voters were mis lead to support a leader. Twitter is one of
the most popular social media platforms where users look up for real time news.
We extracted real time data on multiple domains through twitter and performed
analysis. The dataset was preprocessed and user_verified column played a vital
role. Multiple machine algorithms were then performed on the extracted features
from preprocessed dataset. Logistic Regression and Support Vector Machine had
promising results with both above 92% accuracy. Naive Bayes and Long-Short Term
memory didn't achieve desired accuracies. The model can also be applied to
images and videos for better detection of fake news.