Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweets Chinese officials are ‘lunatics’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In a response to derogative comments from China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) about President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday tweete...

Taiwan tycoon Terry Gou opens official Facebook account to fight disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese tycoon and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) introduced his official Facebook page Thursday, in a move to counter false stories and rumors about him spreading via...

US: Info given to indicted Russian company improperly used

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say confidential material provided to a Russian company charged by special counsel Robert Mueller was altered and released "as part of a disinformation campaign" ...

EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities are urging Facebook, Google and Twitter to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections. The EU's ex...

Two ways China could paralyze Taiwan with cyberattacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The two ways China could launch a cyberattack against Taiwan include the cutting of undersea cables and the redirection of Taiwan's root domain, according to a report by a ...

Taiwan MoST celebrates achievement of Social Change Survey at press conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology held a press conference Tuesday to expound the achievements of the Taiwan Social Change Survey; one of the largest social...

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 8 The New York Times on President Donald Trump's first Oval Office addre...

Safeguarding democratic values and Taiwan’s sovereignty: President Tsai envisions hard work in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing the nation on the first day of the year, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took a hard line on Taiwan’s relationship with China and touched upon the possibilit...

China uses Taiwan as a lab to disrupt democracies: Nikkei Asian Review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China is using Taiwan as an R&D lab to apply methods of disrupting democracy on the island and elsewhere, Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday. Some expert...

6 US senators send letter to Trump admin urging action on China's meddling in Taiwan's elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators, led by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), sent a letter to key members of the Trump administration on Thursday (Dec....

Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committ...

Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation

Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on the youth-oriented Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports...

EU leaders call for steps to tackle election disinformation

BRUSSELS (AP) — With European Union elections closing in, EU leaders are calling for measures to tackle the deliberate spread of disinformation. EU leaders said Friday that the threa...