MAC poll shows majority in Taiwan disapprove of China’s threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan oppose China’s military threats and ongoing efforts to suppress the country’s international space, according to a pol...

Israeli disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. think tank that analyzes misinformation online has found that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winning candidate in the February 2019 N...

Taiwan Ministry of National Defense releases video ahead of Han Kuang exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ahead of the annual Han Kuang military exercises (漢光演習) planned for later this month, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) released a promotional video for Taiwan’s arm...

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook says it has identified a private Israel-based influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts that engaged in spread...

Will trolls or truth win in the European Parliament elections?

It appears the EU has only belatedly woken up to the fact that its upcoming parliamentary elections could become the target of Russian influence — in a similar fashion to Moscow's ambitious ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained b...

Researchers: Iran-linked disinfo effort had personal touch

LONDON (AP) — A new report from Canadian internet watchdog Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast, yearsold and multilingual campaign aime...

EU elections: Commissioner warns of Russian meddling

Foreign disinformation campaigns are seeking to influence the outcome of the upcoming European Parliament elections, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova warned on Monday. "We cannot allow for e...

Photo of the Day: Pooh firing misinformation missile in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This whimsical depiction of Winnie the Pooh spray-painted on a wall in Tainan City was photographed by an American teacher on Saturday (May 11) and soon became a big hit on soc...

EU election voter apps: Swipe right to vote?

The stakes are high in the May 23-26 elections for the European Parliament, with a strong populist right and embattled traditional parties giving the vote the potential to reshape the EU. The estimate...

Facebook and France haggle over regulating online hate

PARIS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron as the tech giant and France try to pioneer ways of fighting hate speech and violent extremism online. ...

Is Facebook doing enough to combat fake news?

Recently, fake campaign posters were put up outside a Green party office in the Bavarian town of Donauwörth. One poster ominously stated: "Death to all white German men." The fake posters ha...

US State Department botches map of Taiwan in anti-BRI video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department has blundered in its attempt to counter Communist Chinese propaganda about its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by falling for Beijing's mantra that...

World Press Freedom Day events raise alarm on fake news

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A rising tide of fake news and disinformation is dominating World Press Freedom Day discussions taking place this week in Ethiopia, which is hosting the main event after f...

Security report confirms Chinese Communist Party has infiltrated Taiwanese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report from the National Security Bureau (NSB) confirms that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has exercised spin control through partnered media outlets in Taiwan. T...