Category: News Verification

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 …

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 …