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Applications of Game Theory and Epistemic Logic to Fact-Checking

Başkent, Can and Bhattacherjee, Sanjay and Shujun, Li (2022) Applications of Game Theory and Epistemic Logic to Fact-Checking. Technical report. University of Kent (Unpublished) (KAR id:97346)

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In this paper, we present a game theoretical and an epistemic logical approach to fact-checking. Game theory is the study of strategic reasoning whereas epistemic logic is the formal study of reasoning about and with knowledge. Fact-checking is strategic because the process involves more than one agent. It is epistemic as the process is all about verifying the correctness of one or more pieces of information – hence checking whether it is indeed “knowledge”. We discuss a variety of typical fact-checking scenarios and present game theoretical and epistemic logical analysis for them.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Fact-checking, Game theory, Epistemic logic, False information, Fake news, Modelling
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
University-wide institutes > Institute of Cyber Security for Society
Depositing User: Sanjay Bhattacherjee
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2022 12:24 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2022 09:18 UTC
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