Data security concern for the Taiwan’s NT$6,000 cash handout program sparked a wave of rumors

Image: A teller puts New Taiwan dollar (TWD) $1000 banknotes into cash counting machine at a bank in Taipei, Taiwan February 23, 2017. Picture taken February 23, 2017. (Top Image)

Public should not be misled by Chinese food fraud videos circulated on social media

Food fraud is an important food safety issue internationally but it is especially prevalent in China, leading many consumers there to be distrustful of local food products. It has also led Chinese influencers to post video exposing how some food manufacturers in the country use additives and...

Unfounded Tweet Hyped by Taiwanese Politician and Media

A Taiwanese former legislator on February 11 shared on Facebook a tweet screenshot, in which “a renowned U.S. radio host” tweeted and quoted President Biden as saying that he has a “plan for the destruction of Taiwan.” The Facebook post was soon reported by various Taiwanese media outlets without...

A Twitter account spreads fabricated news about Taiwanese government’s “wrongdoing”

The Taiwan FactCheck Center since early February has come across a series of fake news from a certain Twitter account accusing the Taiwanese government of bombing the indigenous communities, using police force to repress the indigenous people, and tearing down their houses. The posts used real news...



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