White House: Trump admin officials will skip press dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Trump administration officials will not be attending this year's annual White House Correspondents' Associated Dinner, following the president's decision to boyc...

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...

Fake news? Mueller isn't buying it

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as "fake news." But it's clear from Robert Mueller's report that the special counsel isn't buying that. ...

How to get the most out of online reviews

In the world of online shopping , often buyers will purchase an item only after they see that other people also like it. And the easiest way to find out consumer sentiment? You guessed it: reviews. ...

Students speak out against fake news, demand fact-checking

A group of university students joined forces Saturday to speak out in a campaign against fake news, displaying a poster-sized letter of commitment that calls on media outlets in Taiwan to adhere to th...

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...

In India's election, voters feed on false information

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi shop owner Ram Shankar Rai spends at least two hours a day going through political news and videos shared with him on social media. Rai looked intently at a flurry ...

Malaysia's Mahathir says anti-fake news laws could be abused

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake ne...

Former Romanian leader to face crimes against humanity trial

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu is to be tried for crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody 1989 anti-communist uprising. Prosecut...

Greek police, migrants clash for third day

DIAVATA, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesting migrants have clashed with police for a third straight day outside an overcrowded camp, with migrants throwing rocks at officers who responded with tear g...

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...

Henson, Hadid give emotional remarks at Variety honors

NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in Bangl...

Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantin...

With Israel election in sight, Netanyahu stumps with Trump

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a tight race for re-election, Israel's prime minister has gotten a welcome lift from his friend in the White House. Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign speeches, billbo...