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...

The Latest: Iran accuses US of 'lies' about its missiles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Iran's deputy U....

Suspicious optics said to have exposed Israeli raid in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strang...

Taiwan keen for international collaboration against disinformation: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she hopes Taiwan and the U.S. continue to deepen cooperation in a host of fields, including efforts to combat disinformation, repo...

EU steps up fight against Russian 'fake news' ahead of vote

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating Russian-backed "fake news" from their pl...

Mueller is back _ and so are questions about Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is back. After a quiet few months in the run-up to the midterm elections, the special counsel's Russia investigation is heating up again with a strin...

Mueller is back - and so are questions about Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is back. After a quiet few months in the run-up to the midterm elections, the special counsel's Russia investigation is heating up again with a strin...