Taipei denies rumors Anthony Wong demanded exorbitant fee for promotional shoot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City's Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT) has denied rumors that award-winning actor Anthony Wong (黃秋生) seized upon the city's invitation to shoot...

Facebook takedowns reveal sophistication of Russian trolls

Facebook and Twitter revealed evidence Thursday suggesting that Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect. Th...

Taiwan supermodel Lin Chi-ling accuses media of privacy violation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives of Taiwan supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) issued a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 20), accusing a celebrity gossip magazine of violating her privacy. The Mirr...

Why fake news is having a major influence on Taiwan’s election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- "The President of France has been assassinated," screamed out a LINE notification on my cell phone earlier this week. I was shocked and fumbled with my pin code to...

Facebook says it purged more than 800 spam accounts, pages

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait. Facebook accuses their backers of "coordinated ...

How Apple's Safari browser will try to thwart data tracking

NEW YORK (AP) — New privacy features in Apple's Safari browser seek to make it tougher for companies such as Facebook to track you. Companies have long used cookies to remember your ...

China's Xi free trader to world, champion of Marx at home

BEIJING (AP) — To the world, China's President Xi Jinping portrays himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he's leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, who ...

Sina Weibo in trouble with Chinese censors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s efforts to undermine freedom of speech and freedom of the press continue unabated within the country's borders. After the 19th National People’s...

Review: 'Girls Trip' a wonderfully hilarious destination

Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for "Girls Trip ." Like Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids," Haddish steals this ...

China strengthens internet censorship, closes social media accounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under the new cyber-security law (網路安全法) that came into effect on June 1, the Chinese authorities have since closed more than 80 WeChat social media public accounts and bl...

Stern dishes on celebrity gossip in 'According to a Source'

"According to a Source: A Novel" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Abby Stern Do you ever wonder how celebrity gossip outlets uncover all that juicy info? How can media sources gain access an...

Stern dishes on celebrity gossip in 'According to a Source'

"According to a Source: A Novel" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Abby Stern Do you ever wonder how celebrity gossip outlets uncover all that juicy info? How can media sources gain access an...

Taiwan’s media freedom offers a diplomatic opportunity

According to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, published by the press freedom campaign group Reporters without Borders, Taiwan is the highest-ranking country in Asia for press freedom. Their repo...

Documents highlight Prince's struggle with opioid addiction

Before his death, Prince abused opioid pain pills, suffered withdrawal symptoms and received at least one opioid prescription under his bodyguard's name, according to search warrants and affidavits un...

Documents highlight Prince's struggle with opioid addiction

Before his death, Prince abused opioid pain pills, suffered withdrawal symptoms and received at least one opioid prescription under his bodyguard's name, according to search warrants and affidavits un...