Student says Trump backers recruited him for Buttigieg smear

A Michigan college student says pro-Trump agitators recruited him to falsely claim he was raped by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj), then published the smear without hi...

CTi News lambasted for including Taiwan in map of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are furious after a screen capture of a CTi News (中天電視) broadcast surfaced on Tuesday (April 23) which included Taiwan in a map of China, leading many to cal...

Taiwan’s digital minister visits US for talks on open governance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (唐鳳) is in Washington this week to promote Taiwan’s commitment to open government, in addition to exchanging opinions with exp...

EU wary of fake online accounts as Europe elections approach

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation while urging the social media giants to do more in clamping down on fake accounts. ...

Taiwan's Want Want received NT$2.8 billion state grant from China in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Want Want in China (Want Want China Holdings Limited), a food manufacturer which has holdings in media, hotels, and insurance, is found to have received up to RMB ...

Taiwan military holds first ever simulated 'anti-fake news' exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese military forces began the computer simulation phase of the 35th Han Kuang (漢光35號) exercises on Monday, April 22. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) an...

AIT reiterates US' neutrality after Taiwan's Gou announces presidential bid

The United States will work with whoever wins Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty reiterated Thursday, a day after Taiwanese tycoon Terr...

Taiwan now second in Asia for press freedom according to 2019 World Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan remains at 42nd place in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index released today (Thursday, April 18) by non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF). ...

Controversy brews ahead of redacted Mueller report's release

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. ...

Justice Department set to release redacted Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted ...

Ecuador's president claims Julian Assange was spying from embassy

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Monday said Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had violated his asylum conditions by using the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a "center for spying" during...

CTi News fined NT$1 million for fake news about farmers dumping pomelos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has fined CTi News (中天電視) NT$1 million (US$32,000) for failing to check the veracity of a report last month that 2 million...

Spain vows to boost cybersecurity, fight disinformation

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister says whoever wins the upcoming general election in the country should launch a national cybersecurity plan to combat attempts to undermine democracy and citizens' ...

Prospects brighten for US law to shield online consumer data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and distribute people's personal data. ...

Taiwan Premier Su warns of China's fake news campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Saturday, April 6) said China’s cyber army is attempting to buy over people from all walks of life, CNA reports. Su said in ad...