Staff writer, with CNAThe “US-Taiwan Tech Challenge: Countering Disinformation and Propaganda,” opened yesterday in Taipei as part of efforts by the two nations to develop innovative technologies to curtail the spread of disinformation. “We are confident that the assembled technologists, experts and others at this tech challenge will be able to develop cutting-edge solutions to the challenges posed by disinformation,” Greene said. Taiwan is on the front line in the fight against disinformation, in which China has invested heavily to develop sophisticated ways to anonymously disseminate disinformation through various channels, including social media, he added. Disinformation about an outbreak of COVID-19 has also spread on Taiwan’s social media. Four interactive panel sessions on the development and implementation of technology to counter disinformation are to be held today.
Source: Taipei Times February 19, 2020 15:56 UTC