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LiT.RL Team Enters a Canada-wide 1 Million Dollar Competition to Identify False Claims

What are we working on now? What’s the next step? With the support and encouragement from the FIMS Dean’s Office, our LiT.RL team has recently entered an AI competition to automate the fact-checking process by flagging whether a claim is true, false, or partly true. The Schulich’s Leaders Prize, “Fact or Fake News?” is run Read More …

Lazar to Present on Detecting Lies in Criminal Cases

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 Read More …

Cornwell presents on Covert Advertising

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 Read More …