Public TV to revamp PeoPo platform

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Public Television Service said Saturday it would invite experts to advise on a revamp of its PeoPo online platform after a woman who insulted an elderly veteran was found to have been a frequent user.

Officials from President Tsai Ing-wen on down condemned a woman from Kaohsiung named Hung Su-chu for posting videos of her insults against retired military who arrived in Taiwan in the late 1940s and who she described as “Chinese refugees” who should go back to China.

Hung, who described herself as a “citizen reporter,” was found out to have been a frequent contributor to PeoPo, even though the controversial videos were not posted there but on her own Facebook page.

PTS Chairman Shaw Yu-ming said Saturday that he would invite experts and academics next week to discuss how to improve the management of PeoPo. However, he said he would not introduce preventive censorship to the site, but some formula on how to handle inflammatory content was needed.     [FULL  STORY]

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