Month: November 2016

November 25, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

Fake news is an established problem by now, with nothing much to add to it. Other than, how do we deal with it? We have just put out a short op-ed that was commissioned by a former editor of the NY Times, who is now the Editor-in-chief of an independent MIT magazine, Undark. We articulated…

November 25, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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 around campus!Below…

November 15, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

by Yimin Chen, LIS PhD Candidate.In his opening monologue to the first Saturday Night Live broadcast following the 2016 US election, comedian Dave Chappelle admonished his viewers for electing “an internet troll as our president.” And, indeed, trolls may have influenced this election to an unprecedented degree. Like any electoral competition, this one featured plenty…