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 2018-09-22 16:03 

Taipei Times

Government must crack down on Web misuse...

The director-general of the Osaka branch of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office took his own life because he could not bear the fake news surrounding the office's handling of flooding at Kansai International Airport after Typhoon Jebi early this m...

 2018-09-21 16:23 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Cyberthreats must be dealt with now...

With key elections scheduled for November, it is understandable that Taiwan and the US are concerned about the possibility of cyberattacks and a flood of fake news reports, so it was good on Thursday to hear President Tsai Ing-wen () and US National Secur...

 2018-09-18 16:08 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

NCC to meet broadcasters over combating fake news...

Broadcast media have an obligation to avoid spreading fake news and could face fines if they refuse to comply with broadcasting regulations, the National Communications Commission said yesterday, adding that it would be setting up a meeting with media rep...

 2018-09-18 16:06 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Lawmakers weigh in on fake news, diplomat's suicide...

Lawmakers yesterday weighed in on calls to amend the National Security Act () — an issue that has generated much public discussion since Su Chii-cherng ( ), director-general of the Osaka branch of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, committed s...

 2018-09-18 16:05 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Su's death a wake-up call...

Following the suicide last week of Su Chii-cherng ( ), director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office's Osaka branch, the term "fake news" has gained traction, and the Ministry of the Interior is reportedly considering amending th...

 2018-09-17 16:09 

Taipei Times

NSA changes mulled to limit fake news...

The government is planning to amend the National Security Act (NSA, ) to stop the spread of false information on the Internet, government sources said yesterday....

 2018-09-16 16:24 

Taipei Times

New 'Yellow Peril' fears roil Chinese economy...

The latest round of China-bashing in the global media should be contextualized as part of a persistent pattern in which Western politicians, journalists and opinion leaders contend with the growing fear of a "yellow peril."...

 2018-09-16 16:23 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

PTT refuses new users after fake news incident...

Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the nation's largest online bulletin board system, announced over the weekend that it would stop reviewing new user applications to the system, because of a problem that the system administrator referred to as a &...

 2018-09-15 16:17 

Taipei Times

China using fake news to divide Taiwan...

The Chinese government is using online content farms to create fake news to manipulate Taiwanese public opinion and polarize society, the Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau said, citing a bureau analysis of several online articles that have st...

 2018-09-13 16:06 

Taipei Times

Aung San Suu Kyi defends decision to jail two journalists...

Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as she hit back at global criticism of a trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press....

 2018-09-12 16:12 

Taipei Times

Pakistani military stifling press: CJP...

Pakistan's military is using fear and intimidation to stifle the media and undermine press freedom even as overall violence against reporters has fallen, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) said yesterday....

 2018-09-11 16:03 

Taipei Times

Thai police quash panel on Rohingya...

Police in Thailand shut down a forum organized by foreign journalists to discuss whether senior military officers in Myanmar should face justice for alleged human rights abuses committed by their forces against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities...

 2018-09-08 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Chinese Kansai evacuation story 'fake news': DPP...

A fake news report from China claiming that its consulate in Osaka evacuated 750 Chinese from Kansai International Airport on Wednesday caused chaos for the Taiwanese representative office in Japan....

 2018-09-06 16:18 

Taipei Times

How two reporters were punished for uncovering an atrocity...

Time and again, Myanmar's government appeared at risk of blowing its prosecution of two young journalists who had exposed a massacre of 10 Muslim men and implicated security forces in the killings....

 2018-09-04 16:10 

Taipei Times

Myanmar defends Suu Kyi silence...

A global outcry over the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar has been greeted with silence by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a stony response that an official yesterday defended as a reluctance to criticize the judiciary....

 2018-09-03 16:02 

Taipei Times

Myanmar hands Reuters reporters seven years in jail...

Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were yesterday jailed for seven years, fueling further international outrage a week after the army was accused of genocide....

 2018-08-31 16:11 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ministry says Eswatini report was 'fake news'...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said reports that the Kingdom of Eswatini was planning to break diplomatic relations with Taiwan were part of a "disinformation campaign," urging the public not to be misled by "fake news."...

 2018-08-24 16:19 

Taipei Times

US rebukes China for not renewing journalist's visa...

The US is "deeply concerned" about China's treatment of foreign and domestic journalists, the US embassy said yesterday, after Chinese authorities declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed News' Beijing bureau chief....

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