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...

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...