By: Esme Jiang and Kay Liu
Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) leads in Google’s chart of most searched politicians in Taiwan this year, while Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) garners the most online interests among presidential candidates, the search engine said Friday.
Ko, who also grabbed the top spot last year when he won the mayoral race, continues to attract online users’ attention, and the controversy surrounding a picture of a Japanese porn star being printed on the city’s transportation debit cards — known as EasyCards — earlier this year also kept him in the spotlight, Google said.
Developments leading up to the upcoming presidential and legislative elections, scheduled on Jan. 16, have been popular topics among users of Google’s search service, the company said.
In terms of online searches, Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), who was briefly the presidential candidate of the ruling Kuomintang, came in second and she is followed by Tsai, who has been frequently searched since the DPP’s win in the location elections late last year. [FULL STORY]