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

Asia Forum 2022: 3 Lessons from the War in Ukraine

◤Why focus on the War in Ukraine?  聚焦烏俄戰爭◢ Although the Russo-Ukrainian War is in Europe, we really feel the same way. The aggressor country did not only bombard the civilian shelters with fierce and relentless attack, but also spread malicious disinformation to justify the invasion and mislead...

Fighting misinformation among Filipino communities in Neili, Taoyuan

Isaiah Christian Antonio Editor’s note: There are more than 159,000 Filipino immigrants and migrant workers in Taiwan. To address the misinformation threat the Philippine diaspora communities are facing as diaspora, Taiwan FactCheck Center partners with Vera Files, the IFCN-certified Philippine...

Taiwan FactCheck Center debunks ‘Chonker of Donetsk’

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, fact-checking organizations around the globe have cracked down on thousands of fake news and hoaxes. Most of them are being distributed across borders in different languages. However, Taiwan FactCheck Center has found one of...

False information attack a major concern among Taiwanese people

Taijing Wu Over 90 percent of Taiwanese people who responded to a survey in January 2022, said they are aware of the harm of false information proliferation, and that it seriously harms the Taiwanese society. As one of the means to identify false information, the survey, published by Taiwan...

“Taiwan Media Literacy Education Initiatives” launched with Google’s US$1 million funding

The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) announced the launching of the “Taiwan Media Literacy Education Initiatives” project in November 2021. The project is generously supported by, the charitable arm of Google, which made a US$1 million donation in September to the TFC for the latter to work...