Fake News Detection in Low Resource Languages using SetFit Framework


  • Amin Abdedaiem Ahmed Draia University, Algeria
  • Abdelhalim Hafedh Dahou GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
  • Mohamed Amine Cheragui Ahmed Draia University, Algeria https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2760-5547




Fake News, Algerian Dialect, Social Media, Deep Learning, Few-Shot Learning


Social media has become an integral part of people’s lives, resulting in a constant flow of information. However, a concerning trend has emerged with the rapid spread of fake news, attributed to the lack of verification mechanisms. Fake news has far-reaching consequences, influencing public opinion, disrupting democracy, fueling
social tensions, and impacting various domains such as health, environment, and the economy. In order to identify fake news with data sparsity, especially with low resources languages such as Arabic and its dialects, we propose a few-shot learning fake news detection model based on sentence transformer fine-tuning, utilizing no crafted prompts and language model with few parameters. The experimental results prove that the proposed method can achieve higher performances with fewer news samples. This approach provided 71% F1 score on the Algerian dialect fake news dataset and 70% F1 score on the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) version of the same dataset, which proves that the approach can work on the standard Arabic and its dialects. Therefore, the proposed model can identify fake news in several domains concerning the Algerian community such as politics, COVID-19, tourism, e-commerce, sport, accidents, and car prices.


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Abdedaiem, A. ., Dahou, A. H. ., & Cheragui, M. A. (2023). Fake News Detection in Low Resource Languages using SetFit Framework. Inteligencia Artificial, 26(72), 178–201. https://doi.org/10.4114/intartif.vol26iss72pp178-201