Category: News Verification

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 …

Google News Labs

Watch Google News Lab Video In June 2015 Google announced its new initiative, the Google News Lab, as an effort to provide tools and resources for journalists. The official blog post announced it as “a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media” (June 22, 2015). These goals aligns Read More …

ACM Workshop on Multimodal Deception Detection

Post Contributor: Yimin Chen. Following the ASIS&T conference in St. Louis, Victoria and Yimin rushed off to attend the Association for Computing Machinery Workshop on Multimodal Deception Detection in Seattle. Held in conjunction with the 17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, this workshop featured keynote talks by Drs. Ioannis Pavlidis, Yejin Choi, and Jeffrey Read More …

ASIS&T 2015 Annual Meeting

Post Contributor: Yimin Chen. From November 6-10, members of the LiT.RL lab attended the 79th annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in St. Louis. Organized under the broad them of “research in and for the community,” the conference featured plenary talks by Aaron Doering on transformational learning and innovation in Read More …