Category: Events

Panel on “Accountability & Transparency in News”, Western University, London

The panel on “Accountability and Transparency in News Media in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts’ ” was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, as part of the Western University Homecoming events. It was moderated by Paul Benedetti, a reporter and a columnist with the Hamilton Spectator as well as FIMS journalism instructor. Panelists included Sylvia Read More …

Multilingual Info Access Poster Session was a Success!

Today, on 6 December 2016, 25 language and country combinations were discussed by Master’s students (listed below) at FIMS, Western University. What are the most innovative initiatives in metadata provision in Sweden and the Netherlands? How do governments support the revitalization of resource-scarce languages such as Maori in New Zealand, Gaelic in Scotland, Inuktitut and Read More …

Student Poster Session: Multilingual Access

On December 6th, 2016 (Tue) ⑨:00 – ⑪:50 a.m. we will be holding Student Poster Session on MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS in various global contexts. Western FIMS & Linguistics and broader community welcome! See course description here. Location: Graduate Research Center, Faculty of Information Media Studies, 2nd floor, North Campus Building, Western University. See our posters Read More …

Upcoming Talk @ Mediations, Western

[Image caption: “Prototype of a system in R&D”] Save the Date: “Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Western University, London, Room (TBA) Presented by LiT.RL Team Members Abstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a Read More …

Public Talk: Deception Untangled

As a university professor who holds a SSHRC grant, I sometimes take on free public engagements to disseminate the results of our work related to our Digital Deception Detection projects. This time it’s a talk at the Lucan Public Library, located just 25 minutes north of the Western University. I’ll be giving a cumulative summary Read More …

FIMS Graduate Research Day

On April 14, 2016 our lab presented a poster at the FIMS Research Day. The work is based on the project that aims to identify fake news. Satirical news, if mistaken for legitimate reporting, often pose a problem by misleading readers. A full paper associated with this poster is stored in ResearchGate repository. The paper Read More …

Meeting with “the Western Beet”

LiT.RL team meets with A.J. Wineck, a satirical writer who started the Western Beet. [Left to right: Sarah Cornwell, Yimin Chen, Victoria Rubin, A.J. Wineck, and Niall Conroy] Since the summer of 2015 our Deception Detection team has been working on identifying satirical (or fake) news in the stream of legitimate news. In April 2016 we Read More …