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Question-Under-Discussion Framework Analysis for Misinformation Targeting

Principal Investigator: 
Sachin Shetty, associate professor, computational modelling and simulation engineering, Old Dominion University

Co-Principal Investigator: 
Teresa Kissel, assistant professor, philosophy and religious studies, Old Dominion University

Project Description: 
In recent times, adversaries have used social engineering campaigns to target security researchers who work on vulnerability research and development. Through these  campaigns, adversaries aim to learn more about nonpublic vulnerabilities that could be used in potential state-sponsored attacks. The researchers will investigate the effectiveness of the question-under-discussion framework to analyze social media communication between security researchers and/or adversaries and report messages that indicate misinformation. The researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of the framework by implementing it in a natural language processing  tool developed by the team for cybersecurity research.