Craigslist founder donates to group fighting fake news

NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit that combats disinformation campaigns says it hopes to reach thousands of U.S. journalists for training in the next few months with the help of a $1.5 million donation from...

Taiwan should move to restrict disinformation spread by China-funded media: US scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American researcher has called on the Taiwanese government to impose policy restrictions on Taiwanese media ownership to prevent China-funded news outlets or media comp...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Washington Post on evidence of potential wrongdoing in President Donald Trump's July 25...

Taiwan urges signing of MOU with US to combat disinformation

Taiwan's deputy National Security Council (NSC) chief on Tuesday called on the United States to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with his country as part of a joint effort to combat disinf...

Prague mayor meets with Taiwan deputy minister, severs sister city ties with Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) met with Prague's pro-Taiwan Mayor Zdenek Hrib on Monday (Oct. 14) as the Czech capital moves to severe its sister city tie...

Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote

Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. ...

Study links Russian tweets to release of hacked emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election has generally been seen as two separate, unrelated tracks: hacking Democratic emails and sending provocative tweets. But a new study s...

Pompeo blasts Ukraine critics for ‘silly gotcha game’

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, and call...

Taiwan diplomatic event in Boston big hit despite minor faux-pas

BOSTON (Taiwan News) — Boston’s historic Park Plaza hotel hosted a diplomatic event celebrating Taiwan's 2019 National Day. Held in the hotel’s multi-story grand ballroom, the...

Taiwan Minister without Portfolio meets State Department officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) met with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Fritz and with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center&rsqu...

Taiwan most vulnerable to disinformation attacks: Swedish survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the most vulnerable country in the world to disinformation attacks and China is likely the main culprit, said a Swedish scholar on Friday (Sept. 27) Staffan I...

Taiwan president's top aide lambasted over no-show at cigarette smuggling briefing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top aide of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) came under fire for failing to appear at a briefing on the cigarette smuggling case that has embroiled Taiwan’s national s...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: Legislators taking the role of borough chiefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Election Tidbits about nominees and possible candidates:Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu and Terry Gou. [ Last updated: (GMT+8) 23:01 Sept. 12, 2019 ] Terry Gou (possible ca...

New platform for promoting democracy paves way for deeper Taiwan-US cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first U.S.-Taiwan consultations on democratic governance began on Thursday (Sept. 12) at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), signaling further cooperation between ...

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "Peop...