Author: Rubin, Victoria

Rubin Interviewed on Super Awesome Science Show, hosted by Global News

A timely interview about how to spot “fakes” in the news automatically. The podcast is hosted by the Global News. The host, Jason Tetro, a Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph was a great fun to talk to! Thank you, Jason, for the invitation. Listen to the 30-minute podcast via https://globalnews.ca/author/super-awesome-science-show/ Further details about Read More …

FIMS, Western University, Is Looking to Hire 2 New Faculty

“Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is seeking outstanding candidates for two probationary (Tenure-Track) appointments effective July 1, 2020. The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University invites applications for 2 probationary (tenure-track) appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of (1) digital media theory and practice and Read More …

Disinformation & Misinformation Triangle Published in Journal of Documentation

The Disinformation and misinformation triangle (Rubin, 2019) is a conceptual model for ‘fake news’ epidemic, causal factors and interventions. Author’s Keywords: disinformation, misinformation, deception; Internet, newspapers, fake news; machine learning, natural language processing; automated deception detection, automated satire detection, automated clickbait detection. Suggested citation: Rubin, V. (2019), “Disinformation and misinformation triangle”, Journal of Documentation, Vol. Read More …

LiT.RL Team Enters a Canada-wide 1 Million Dollar Competition to Identify False Claims

What are we working on now? What’s the next step? With the support and encouragement from the FIMS Dean’s Office, our LiT.RL team has recently entered an AI competition to automate the fact-checking process by flagging whether a claim is true, false, or partly true. The Schulich’s Leaders Prize, “Fact or Fake News?” is run Read More …