Facebook blames technical glitch for mass post removals in Taiwan

Facebook on Friday night blamed a technical glitch for a mass removal of posts that the platform had said violated its standards. Storm.mg, an online Chinese language media based in Taiwan, said on...

Trump impeachment inquiry spurs shadow disinformation war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The online spin and dissembling began even before Wednesday’s impeachment hearing got underway. Moments before House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff cou...

Google to suspend ads for political candidates in Taiwan starting Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google announced on Wednesday (Nov. 13) that it has decided to suspend all advertisements by political candidates in Taiwan from Nov. 15 to Jan. 17. In a post on the of...

The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Britain's Labour ...

Cross-border crime seminar in Taiwan centered on Chinese threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Western Asia Forum on Regional Security and Transnational Crime launched on Tuesday (Nov. 12) focuses on a joint effort to counteract Chinese meddling in the in...

More nations following Russia, China to spread fake news: U.K. scholar

More countries around the world have been copying the efforts of Russia and China to systematically disseminate fake news, a phenomenon that is now considered a cause for global concern, a visiting pr...

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social...

US think tank: China spreads disinformation in Taiwan in favor of KMT's Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More China-sponsored disinformation spread in favor of Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has been observed ahead of Taiwan's 2020 election, but Beijing may n...

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social...

EU human rights official criticizes Serbia defense ministry

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A top European human rights official has sharply criticized Serbia's defense ministry for promoting a book that attempts to deny that Bosnian Serb forces carried out a wartime ...

Group says misinformation on the rise on Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An advocacy group tracking misinformation says it has found an increase in fake political news shared on Facebook ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. The g...

Facebook to disclose political ad sponsors as Taiwan elections near

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Facebook announced on Wednesday (Nov. 6) that it will make it mandatory to disclose the identity of those who run political advertisements on its platform in Taiwan, start...

European political alliance condemns China's interference in Taiwan's elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EU’s third-largest transnational alliance recently expressed its concern over China’s interference in Taiwan’s internal affairs and presidential elec...

Twitter bans political ads ahead of 2020 election

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spread on social media, is banning all political advertising from its service. Its move strikes a sharp contrast wi...

Threat to US elections not limited to Russia in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials s...