Taiwan FactCheck Center

Cover Story

2023 / 09

Fukushima Treated Water Release

As Japan began releasing treated radioactive water on August 24, 2023, false images have been circulating and shared on Chinese and Taiwanese social media purporting to show the wastewater discharge along with other rumors surrounding the Fukushima wastewater release.

Here are fact-checking stories TFC has published since August 21, 2023.


[TFC Disinfo Detector] What do Taiwanese people think about misinformation challenges in Taiwan? - Findings from the 2023 Annual Misinformation Survey

Image: The cover of the 2023 Annual Misinformation Survey published by Taiwan FactCheck Center in May 2023. (TFC)

TFC calls for media collaboration ahead of 2024 presidential elections

The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) Chairman, Shih-Hung Lo, has called upon Taiwan media outlets to take on a more proactive role and foster collaboration to combat disinformation in preparation for the upcoming 2024 Taiwan presidential elections. Lo made the announcement during a tea gathering on...

TFC’s IFCN signatory certification renewed for the the fifth consecutive year

The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC)’s signatory certification with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has been renewed on August 30. TFC remains committed to upholding fact-checking principles of non-partisanship, fairness, and transparency. 

Head of Asia Fact Check Lab shares four evolutionary trajectories of disinformation

The head of a fact-checking body under a United States media company has recently shared his organization’s tips and best practices in debunking fake news during an interview with a Taiwan FactCheck Center Podcast.


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