Below is a list of invited talks and select media interviews in which research @LiT.RL was featured prominently. If you’d like to request an interview or a speaking engagement, contact Dr. Rubin.

iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Invited Talk (2022)

Dr. Rubin was invited to speak to graduate students and colleagues at the the University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool. Her talk was entitled “Detection, Deterrence, and Prevention of Mis- and Disinformation” (15 April 2022).

The Youth Time International Movement: Invited Talk (2021)

Dr. Rubin recorded an Interview-style Recorded Lecture, “The Psychology of Misinformation: Why We Believe Fake News” (May 2021) with the Youth Time International Movement is based in Prague, Czechia. View Zoom Video Recording (with some interruptions):

The Canadian Forces College (CFC): Invited Talk (2021)

Dr. Rubin gave a guest talk “Disinformation Triangle” (13 April 2021) for the Canadian Forces College (CFC) to support “Virtual Field Studies” in a specific region of strategic importance to Canada for course participants in the National Security Program 13 (NSP 13) (, Toronto, ON.

In The NPR (2020)

Dr. Rubin was interviewed by Kaye LaFond, a Michigan Radio reporter, for her 6-minute episode “Disinformation Agents Were Watching And Waiting To Exploit An Error Like Antrim County’s” aired on NPR on 17 November, 2020 

2019 (The Super Awesome Science Show Podcast)

Dr. Rubin was interviewed for a podcast is hosted by the Global News by Jason Tetro, a Visiting Scientist at the University of Guelph on the Super Awesome Science Show. Listen to the 30-minute podcast via  

In the Ryerson Review of Journalism (2018)

Dr. Rubin was interviewed by Daniel Calabretta, a senior digital editor at the Ryerson Review of Journalism (the RRJ), Ryerson University’s flagship magazine in Toronto. The article was published on July 6, 2018  

Featured on the Australian “Talk the Talk” Podcast (2018)

Professor Rubin and Sarah Cornwell were interviewed by Daniel Midgley, an Australian radio show host on deception and satire detection for his podcast, “Talk the Talk”. The show “presents stuff that’s happening in the world of linguistics”. The podcast is available online (starting at around 14 min 30 sec).

On the CBC, London CTV and Local Western News (2017)

Our projects had some local Canadian media coverage (CTV London, March 1, 2017) and national radio interviews on CBC Ontario Morning with Wei Chen and “Hear and Now” with Gill Deacon (on March 1, 2017), in the Western NewsUnraveling the ‘tangled knot’ of online news” in the January 21, 2016 issue, and the February 16, 2017 issue in an article titled “Separating fact from fiction using a ‘fake news’ algorithm”. The research team’s was also profiled nationally in “Researchers at Western build satire detector for news websites” on August 14, 2017.

On the BBC and in German News (2017)

Internationally, BBC Futures” listed our work as tackling the world’s greatest challenges in 21st century in “Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age” (on March 1, 2017). The German published the piece “Fake-News: Können Algorithmen Falschmeldungen entlarven?” (on January 17, 2017).

German news source published the piece “Fake-News: Können Algorithmen Falschmeldungen entlarven?” on January 17, 2017 (Google-Translate can give a rough translation), and published the article “The very real consequences of fake news stories and why your brain can’t ignore them” on December 5, 2016. 

Professor Rubin and Yimin Chen were interviewed for a CHRW story titled “Western team developing program detecting fake news” on March 6, 2017″

“Associate Professor Victoria Rubin was also in the February 16 issue of Western News, in an article titled “Separating fact from fiction using a ‘fake news’ algorithm.” Professor Rubin discusses her work into developing an algorithm that can distinguish real news from satire.”

In the MIT’s Undark Magazine (2016)

The MIT’s Undark Magazine also commissioned Chen, Conroy and Rubin to write an op-ed entitled, Education and Automation: Tools for Navigating a Sea of Fake News (on November 23, 2016).

Other Interviews and Media Appearances

A 2015 paper by Dr. Rubin and her students at LiT.RL was mentioned for by Harvard’s Journalist’s Resource for “Fake news and the spread of misinformation” as one of 12 authoritative sources ( (9 January 2017).

Interviewed and profiled on Western News “Unraveling the ‘tangled knot’ of online news” by Katherine Fletcher, January 21, 2016

Interviewed for a feature article “Lies and liars: Can you catch them?” published by The Why Files: the Science Behind the News on April 10, 2014.