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Infoedge funds ‘fake online content’ research through IIIT Delhi partnership

Infoedge and Delhi's Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) have signed a public private partnership to fund research on cyber-security. The partnership entails research on ‘Identifying Fake Content in Online Consumer Driven Social Systems’ to be conducted by a PhD student at IIIT. This is a part of the Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research. The research is being supervised by Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, associate professor, and founder of the cybersecurity centre at the college. Hitesh Oberoi, managing director at Infoedge, told ET that the aim of the research was "to empirically characterize, measure and automatically identify the fake content/transactions/entities on these platforms." He added, "Cybercrime is no more an issue which can be solved in silos. We strongly believe that some of the recommendation of the research can be applied to other social systems or platforms across the globe to safeguard vital data.”…

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