Category: Blog

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 …

Stacey on Making of Fact News

On February 15, 2019, Megan Stacey, the London city hall reporter for the London Free Press, gave a talk, entitled “The Making of the Fact News: In an Era of Distrust and Misinformation” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University. Megan Stacey is the city Read More …

Sadler on Hunting Court Case Documents

On February 8, 2019, John R. Sadler, Director and Senior Librarian, Law Library at Western University gave a talk, entitled “Docket to Deadline: Hunting court case documents for librarians and journalists” as part of the “Guest Speaker Series on Misinformation, Disinformation” in FIMS9328 Graduate Course at Western University.

Interdisciplinary Speaker Series on Misinformation/Disinformation in FIMS Graduate Course

In Winter 2019 academic term, I created and delivered a new interdisciplinary course at FIMS, Western. The course is further described on my Teaching Website. In short, we took a thorough look at the notions of truth, deception, misinformation, disinformation and various types of information manipulation, and how these topics are treated in different disciplines, Read More …

LiT.RL NV Browser Passes Peer-Review for Journal of Open Source Code Software (JOSS)

Congratulations to the whole LiT.RL team! Our peer-reviewed JOSS publication is out as of March 9th, 2019! Details: In December 2018 we released the source code for our in-house application, called News Verification Browser. See an FAQ on its functionality. The source code, residing in our GitHub repository, has just been through an intensive 3 Read More …