Fake news undermines democracy: President Tsai

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/09/29
By: Yeh Su-ping and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged countries in the Asia-

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)

Pacific region Saturday to work together to curb the production and dissemination of fake news, saying that it undermines democratic values.

“Across many of our societies, we are confronted by an increasingly orchestrated disinformation campaign designed to discredit our democracy and undermine our way of life,” Tsai said at the opening of the annual Asia-Pacific Think-tank Summit.

Fake news poses challenges not only to Taiwan but to all like-minded countries across the region, Tsai said.

“Their existence highlights the need for us to work together to respond to these challenges in a more coordinated way,” Tsai said, adding that she is pleased to see the forum rapidly becoming one of the preeminent platforms for experts on the subject from around the globe.    [FULL  STORY]

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