Category: News Verification

New FIMS Course on “Misinformation and Viral Deception”, January – April, 2019

In Winter 2019 Dr. Rubin is offering a new special topic interdisciplinary course “Misinformation & Viral Deception (FIMS 9328)”  which will be open to FIMS graduate students, including those interested primarily in journalism and communication, or media studies, or library, information science and technologies. A variety of expertise, backgrounds, and interests in the classroom will Read More …

Rubin Interviewed by de Volkskrant, Dutch Morning Newspaper

In early September 2018 Dr. Rubin was interviewed by Niels Waarlo, Techjournalist De Volkskrant. Rubin and Waarlo exchanged several e-mails and on September 14, 2018 Waarlo published an article in the Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant, a daily morning newspaper with a circulation of about 250,000. The piece is about the difficulties with creating online detectors Read More …

Cornwell and Rubin to Present on Native Ads at HICSS2019, Maui

The Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52) will take place in January 2019 in Maui, Hawaii. HICSS prides itself as “the longest standing scientific conference in the information systems and technology field.”  According to the Wikipedia page about HICSS, it is “the top IS conference in terms of citations as recorded by Google Read More …

Rubin will Participate in the Newhouse/iSchool Lecture Series, Syracuse University

On Tuesday, October 16, Dr. Rubin will be joining two other panelists at Syracuse University in the Newhouse/iSchool Lecture series panel on “Fake News, Language Analysis and Online Influence.” Moderator: Lu Xiao, associate professor, iSchool Other Panelists are: Rosanna Guadagno, researcher, Online Social Influence Lab, Stanford University Lillian Lee, professor, computer science and information science, 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 …

Keynote Speech at the Information Without Borders Conference 2018

On February 13, 2018 Dr. Rubin presented at the Information Without Borders Conference. The working title of her talk is The Disinformation Triangle: The Epidemiology of “Fake News”. Draft Abstract: “In 2018 the spread of misinformation and intentionally deceptive information in digital news and social media platforms reached unprecedented volumes. In addition to unintentional inaccuracies 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 …