Taiwan Policies Affecting Disinformation

From ADTAC Disinformation Inventory


Taiwan has passed the Anti-Infiltration Law which was intended to combat misinformation coming from mainland China. The law is aimed at ending legal loopholes by blocking any foreign entities from contributing illegal political donations, spreading misinformation, staging campaign events, or otherwise interfering in elections or government action.[1][2][3] Those found guilty could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined the equivalent of more than $333,000.[4] There have been fines leveled at television stations for broadcasting information that was found to be false. There have been concerns that the law will impede freedom of speech in Taiwan.[5]

Actions and Initiatives

There has been joint collaboration between Facebook and the Taiwan FactCheck Center to fact check disinformation found online.[6]

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National Policies Affecting Disinformation