Propaganda, also known as persuasion techniques, is heavily used in social media. Propaganda is any expression of opinion or action that aims to influence others using specific rhetorical and psychological means. The aim of the shared task is to build AI models to detect and identify those means or techniques using Arabic tweets as a source of data. The following is a list of the shared tasks:
Subtask 1: Given the text of a tweet, identify the propaganda techniques used in it (multilabel classification problem).
Subtask 2: Given the text of a tweet, identify the propaganda techniques used in it together with the span(s) of text in which each propaganda technique appears. This is a sequence tagging task.
The following are the evaluation metrics that will be used to analyze the findings:
More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/propaganda-detection-in-arabic/home