Taiwan’s national police chief investigated for forgery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time in Taiwan’s history, a national police chief was on Friday (March 27) referred to prosecutors for investigation, after accusations of forgery in c...

Fake Facebook obituary for Taiwan vice president originated in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fake obituary claiming that Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) had died of a coronavirus infection included expressions popular in China, indicating the origin of th...

One-fourth of coronavirus misinformation in Taiwan comes from Chinese trolls: CIB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is spreading false information about the coronavirus throughout Taiwan in an effort to incite unrest, according to government officials, with nearly one in four case...

Taiwan police officers in quarantine after escorting suspects back from Montenegro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eleven Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers who last weekend escorted 26 Taiwanese suspects back from Montenegro have to stay home in coronavirus quarantine, repor...

Taiwan authorities accuse Chinese trolls of spreading Wuhan virus misinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's authorities on Tuesday (March 3) accused Chinese Internet trolls of spreading misinformation about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and prosecuted a Taiwanes...

Taiwanese pop singer accused of spreading fake news about coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pop singer Hsieh Ho-hsien (謝和弦) is being investigated for spreading fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 25). The singe...

Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From you...

Taiwan tech team wins $US175,000 in US-funded competition to combat disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tech team has been awarded $US175,000 in a competition funded by the U.S. Department of State to seek solutions to counter disinformation. A team of six mem...

KMT government might have been behind martial law-era homicide of Taiwanese dissident's family: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new report concerning the triple homicide of family members of prominent Kaohsiung Incident dissident Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) suggests that the authoritarian Kuomintang (KMT...

Wuhan coronavirus drives fraud ring into arms of Taiwan police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police arrested six members of an alleged fraud ring who returned from China to sit out the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, reports said Saturday (Feb. 15). The ...

Rumors over face mask shortage spark run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Update 2020-02-10 3:20 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said during a press conference Monday (Feb. 10) that three women responsible for the toilet paper supplies rumor have been arrest...

Taiwan cracks down on fake news about China coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has been looking at six suspects in the spreading of false rumors about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, reports said Fr...

Taiwanese man accused of murdering Chinese wife in Thailand wanted for fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man accused of having killed his Chinese wife in Thailand had been wanted for fraud on the island, reports said Wednesday (Jan. 15). Lu, 38, reportedly kill...

2 Taiwanese suspects extradited back from Philippines, Vietnam for telecom fraud

Two Taiwanese suspects in two different telecom fraudulent rings have been extradited back to Taiwan from the Philippines and Vietnam through cross border police cooperation, the Criminal Investigatio...

Taiwan gang recommended spending counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five men arrested in Taipei with US$11 million (NT$335 million) in counterfeit money had recommended the cash be distributed in Southeast Asia, reports said Friday (Dec. 6...