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Chinese propaganda campaign demands more awareness

The doctored photo provided by the Xinhua News Agency during the PLA’s military exercises to the Associated Press earlier last month has been removed from the AP’s photo archive, according to a local news media. 

From Russia-Ukraine war to Chinese drills surrounding Taiwan

Summer Chen On Feb. 24, the day Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we received an email from the Spain-based fact-checking organization, Maldita.es.  It came in several simple lines: “be prepared for the spread of disinformation. We need to join hands together as there is always...

TFC aims to raise awareness of scams as disinformation

Scam messages are one of the most fact-checked disinformation done by the Taiwan FactCheck Center. The recent hubbub about Taiwanese job seekers being lured to Cambodia over fraudulent job advertisements has also highlighted the need to debunk job scams. In response, the TFC has set up a special...

Disinformation campaigns part of Chinese military exercises targeting Taiwan

China’s live-fire military exercises launched after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s historical visit targeting Taiwan were accompanied by cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on August 2 after days of public speculation on the Taiwan...

Nancy Pelosi’s visit sparks new wave of misinformation in Taiwan

Hui-An Ho, Summer Chen Hoaxes and falsehoods started to spread rampantly on social media ahead of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, not to mention when China later announced its biggest-ever live-fire drills to encircle Taiwan, images of drills and Chinese troops gathering - both...

Taiwan FactCheck Center shares experience in raising awareness about disinformation among the elderly

As the world ages, the not-as-tech-savvy elderly who are more susceptible to disinformation has come to attract more attention.  The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) brought local experiences in helping senior citizens discern fake news to an international summit that saw the participation of 500...

A Digest of Pelosi's Taiwan trip (Aug 2)

Summer Chen, Hui-An Ho As US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday (Aug 2), tensions between Taiwan and China have been rising. Shortly after Pelosi’s arrival, China announced three days of military exercises and live-fire drills to encircle Taiwan from August 4-7.

Fact-checking alongside Breaking News - the Shocking Assassination of Shinzo Abe Sparks Disinformation Wave in Taiwan

Disinformation flooded the Taiwanese Internet as news of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe being assaulted broke out, much of which followed a typical pattern of how disinformation exploited the limitation of breaking news. The Taiwan FactCheck Center has in the past two weeks released no...

Combating pandemic-related rumors, what Taiwan’s civil society has achieved

Taijing Wu  The COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan has nurtured rumors in all their aspects possible within the society. This reflects how much people are concerned and discussing about it. Such a phenomenon is also followed by the vacuum of reliable information within the society.

Reaching out to Filipino shelters in Taiwan in combatting misinformation

Isaiah Christian Antonio

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