Author: Rubin, Victoria

I’m back!

I’m coming back to teaching after a year of sabbatical. My 2021/22 leave was spent writing a book “Misinformation and Disinformation: Detecting Fakes with the Eye and AI” (to be completed by 2022) under a contract with the Springer Nature Publisher (details here). In 2021/22 I hope to see our FIMS students face-to-face, assuming Western Read More …

Digital Wall of Iconographics on Counter-Misinformation Strategies

Visit our Digital Wall of Iconographics: “Strategies for Prevention, Deterrence, or Detection of Mis-/Disinformation” In Winter 2020 academic term, graduate students in the “Misinformation and Viral Deception” course at FIMS, Western University conducted Case Studies about events that involved elements of deception. Generalizing from particular Case Study circumstances to broader types of information manipulation (online Read More …

Rubin Interviewed on Super Awesome Science Show, hosted by Global News

A timely interview about how to spot “fakes” in the news automatically. The podcast is hosted by the Global News. The host, Jason Tetro, a Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph was a great fun to talk to! Thank you, Jason, for the invitation. Listen to the 30-minute podcast via https://globalnews.ca/author/super-awesome-science-show/ Further details about Read More …

FIMS, Western University, Is Looking to Hire 2 New Faculty

“Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is seeking outstanding candidates for two probationary (Tenure-Track) appointments effective July 1, 2020. The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University invites applications for 2 probationary (tenure-track) appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of (1) digital media theory and practice and Read More …