Author: Rubin, Victoria

End-of-Term Digital Wall of Iconographics is Publicly Available

Misinformation and Disinformation Case Studies: How to Curb the Infodemic? Start Presentation: https://sway.office.com/LoVJGhUiWpTOUCYr This is an interactive digital wall, an end-of-course presentation of Case Studies for a graduate class (FIMS9328), taught by Prof. Rubin (in the Winter 2022 term) at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at Western University in London, ON, CANADA. Read More …

Dr. Rubin Gives a Talk to the University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool Students

Detection, Deterrence, and Prevention of Mis- and Disinformation by Victoria L. Rubin; 15 April 2022 Abstract. This talk frames the problem of deceptive, inaccurate, and misleading information in the digital media content and information technologies as a socio-technological problem of an infodemic. Mis- and disinformation proliferate online, yet the solution remains elusive and many of Read More …

Kelly presents “Dark Pattern Typology: How Social Networking Sites Deter Disabling of User Account”

On Friday, December 3, 2021 at 4:30 PM Dominique Kelly will present in the FIMS Mediations Series on “Dark Pattern Typology: How Social Networking Sites Deter Disabling of User Account.” This talk is accessible via Zoom ( Zoom link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/96764116849  or a Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/PLARJzTC, organised by the mediations organizing committee at FIMS, Western University, London, ON. Abstract Read More …

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 …