Guillermo Villar


Guillermo Villar Rodríguez is a Postgraduate Researcher on Data Journalism and Data Science for CIVIC against misinformation and a Ph.D. student. Previously, he gained experience in Data Journalism during his internships at LAB RTVE and EL PAÍS and his collaborations for a branded-content webpage. After his university degrees in Journalism (with the Award Premio Extraordinario) and Audiovisual Communication and his Master (Título Propio) in Data Journalism, he moved to the Netherlands to study an official Master’s degree in Data Science and Society to learn about data-led practices on a computational level for journalism. He was selected as part of Santander-CIDOB 35 under 35 List as a acknowledgement for professionals of 35 years or less in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Governance.

  • Caracterización inteligente de la veracidad de información asociada a la COVID-19 (CIVIC)
    Scope: Industrial
    Start date: October 10, 2020
    End date: October 10, 2022

  • Iberian Digital Media Research and Fact-Checking Hub (IBERIFIER)
    Scope: International
    Start date: September 1, 2021
    End date: February 29, 2024

  • Tracking disinformation in Online Social Networks through Deep Natural Language Processing (DisTrack)
    Scope: Industrial
    Start date: November 1, 2021
    End date: December 31, 2022


Martín, Alejandro; Huertas-Tato, Javier; Huertas-García, Álvaro; Villar-Rodríguez, Guillermo; Camacho, David

FacTeR-Check: Semi-automated fact-checking through Semantic Similarity and Natural Language Inference Journal Article

In: arXiv:2110.14532 [cs], 2022, (arXiv: 2110.14532).

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Villar-Rodríguez, Guillermo; Souto-Rico, Mónica; Martín, Alejandro

Virality, only the tip of the iceberg: ways of spread and interaction around COVID-19 misinformation in Twitter Journal Article

In: Communication & Society, pp. 239–256, 2022.



Villar-Rodríguez, Guillermo; Huertas-Tato, Javier; Martín, Alejandro; Camacho, David

A la desinformación le gusta la compañía: Representación de bulos de Twitter sobre la COVID-19 mediante embeddings Conference

XIX Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2021.



Villar-Rodríguez, Guillermo

Time as Behavior: Binning Dwell Times as Actions between Events for the Prediction of Users’ Intent Masters Thesis

Tilburg University, 2020.