Category: Announcements

Release of the LiT.RL News Verification Browser Source Code: Detecting Clickbait, Satire, and Falsified News

On 6 December 2018 the Language & Information Technology Research Lab (LiT.RL) from Western University (Canada) released the source code for the LiT.RL News Verification (NV) Browser via LiT.RL GitHub Repository. The LiT.RL NV Browser is a recently developed proof of concept software that identifies clickbait, satirical news, or falsified news. The source code is available Read More …

Team Talk at the FIMS Seminar Series

Strategies That Sell: Revealing Deceptive and Misleading Practices in Digital MediaWednesday, March 7, 2018 @12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in FNB 4070Presented by Victoria Rubin, Yimin Chen, Sarah Cornwell, Toluwase Asubiaro and Chris Brogly AbstractIn this team-talk FIMS LiT.RL lab researchers will discuss manipulative components of digital news, from seemingly harmless to potentially misleading and Read More …

Talk at IEEE Women in Engineering: Algorithms with a Moral Compass

Come join the London sections of IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Young Professionals for “Algorithms with a Moral Compass: Detecting Lies, Satire, and Clickbait” with Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Director of Language & Information Technology Research Lab, Western University. When: Tuesday, Jan. Read More …

New Hire at LiT.RL

We welcome our (relatively!) new Graduate Research Assistant, Chris Brogly! Chris joined our team last summer. As of this fall, in the new academic year 2017/2018, he has become a full-time Doctoral Student in the Health Information Science program at FIMS, and he will continue his work at the lab. Chris is implementing the Clickbait Read More …

Satire Detector Launched

Satire Detector was officially released on April 10, 2017. It is a part of a study at Western University. If you’d like to participate, you could experiment with the tool by submitting some news pieces for us to determine whether they are satirical or legitimate news. It would greatly help us in improving our training Read More …