NOT REAL NEWS: Trump promotes false video of Rep. Omar

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th ...

Taipei slams Solomon Islands task force for inaccurate report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) slammed a report from a Solomon Islands’ government-appointed task force that recommended Honiara cut diplomatic ti...

[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...

Top US diplomat raises alarm over Chinese disinformation war on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday (Sept. 10 ) that China has invested significantly in ways to disrupt the upcoming 2020 presidential election in Taiwan, including the s...

Australian analysts reveal 'clumsy' tactics of China disinfo campaign on Twitter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In late August, the social media platform Twitter shut down more than 200,000 accounts determined to be spreading misinformation related to the ongoing protests in Hong Ko...

YouTube disables 200 videos attacking Hong Kong protests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. ...

Presidential office vows legal action in Taiwan cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Office of the President announced on Thursday (Aug. 22) it would lodge a lawsuit against the legislative caucus of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and some media outle...

Regional security hinges on a secure Taiwan, says former US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former U.S. defense official commended the recent arms sales of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan on Tuesday (Aug. 20), while making a case for a secure Taiwan that ...

Beijing using 'agents' to spread disinformation on social media in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 2020 Taiwan general elections grow near, a report by a Taiwanese think tank states that China is using "agents" and intermediaries to spread disinformation onl...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MUELLER TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT RUSSIA PROBE HEARINGS The...

Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems. On Tuesday, the U....

Photo of the Day: 'Taiwan clichés, inaccuracies, and bad takes' bingo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In anticipation of the standard disinformation spewed forth by Chinese state-run media and its regurgitation by Western media outlets over the latest arms sale to Taiwan, a res...

Biden aggressively defends health law known as 'Obamacare'

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who ...

Taiwan president speaks with US House Speaker on phone: official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) spoke with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the phone while transiting in New York on July 12 (all times local), said Tsai Ming-yen (蔡明彥), d...

Nationwide investigation launched to root out China's influence in Taiwan media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This weekend the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) launched its official investigation into Chinese influence in Taiwanese media, to ensure that the upcoming...