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[2022 Youth Verification Challenge_Mandarin-Chinese Zone Champion] Common interest in Disaster Preparedness Glued an Online Team

The Google News Initiative APAC Youth Verification Challenge Contest 2022 that just ended last month was an event aiming to raise awareness and increase verification knowledge among the youth, and it was a continued and expanded effort of the first 2021 GNI University Verification Challenge. 

Disinformation about high officials’ “runaway” plan aims to drive wedge in Taiwan

Since the live-fire military exercise launched in August to intimidate Taiwan for welcoming US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, military-related disinformation from China has been making rounds in Taiwan. The Taiwan FactCheck Center has noticed that the intention of the circulated disinformation has...

Elections-Triggered Disinformation on the Rise as Elections near

As Taiwan’s year-end local elections are nearing, the Taiwan FactCheck Center has noticed that political misinformation is rearing its head in the lead-up to what is locally known as the “nine-in-one elections.”  With the nine-in-one elections – signifying the nine levels of public offices to be...

Verification Challenge Staged for Youth by Google and Taiwan FactCheck Center to Enhance Awareness

The Google News Initiative APAC Youth Verification Challenge 2022, an event spanning from April to September, saw its culmination on September 20 in a final battle among young aspiring fact-checkers during this year’s APAC Trusted Media Summit.  The Taiwan FactCheck Center co-hosted with Google...

TFC has been nominated for Tseng Hsu-pai Journalist Award for Excellence, for the second time

The Taiwan FactCheck Center has been nominated for the 48th (2022) Tseng Hsu-pai Journalist Award for Excellence in Media Literacy Reporting, the second consecutive nomination for the TFC in the category and an encouraging sign of recognition for the foundation’s continuing effort after its winning...

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...

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