Author: Rubin, Victoria

September 23, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

The Disinformation and misinformation triangle (Rubin, 2019) is a conceptual model for ‘fake news’ epidemic, causal factors and interventions. Author’s Keywords: disinformation, misinformation, deception; Internet, newspapers, fake news; machine learning, natural language processing; automated deception detection, automated satire detection, automated clickbait detection. Suggested citation: Rubin, V. (2019), “Disinformation and misinformation triangle”, Journal of Documentation, Vol….

July 15, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

Nicole is joining the FIMS PhD Program in LIS and we are excited to have her on board of our LiT.RL team! Nicole is no stranger to the group. She has previously volunteered by doing some transcriptions and data entry, she has set in on several lab meetings and has been part of 8-months guided…

July 11, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

FIMS 9732 Understanding Language Technologies: Design, Use and Applications is a newly renamed course that is in its essence a humanities-friendly introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP). The course is now in the process of being revamped and updated. Its content is in flux due to the latest research and development in the field, and…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

As the academic term is coming to its end, I am formally starting the process of assembling materials for an 8-10 chapter book, tentatively called “Misinformation and Disinformation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” This book will be loosely based on the course topics I just taught at FIMS, Western. The course goals are described on my Teaching Website…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On April 5, 2019, Zaia Lazar, an expert on investigative interviewing techniques and instructor of front line supervisor course at the Ontario Police College presents a talk, entitled “Detecting deception in criminal cases” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. Lazar’s investigative work received local…

March 18, 2019 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On March 15, 2019, Sarah Cornwell, LIS PhD Candidate, gave a talk, entitled “Covert Advertising: How marketing is hidden in Canadian Newspapers” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. Sarah worked on distinguishing features of native ads (or sponsored content) by contrast with editorials, as…