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The News Lens
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)
The Criminal Investigation Bureau said the government will boost its ability to monitor and fight fake news.
This includes prosecuting those who break the law by spreading false information in order to protect domestic security and social order.
The bureau said a special task force aimed at combating online fake news was recently established, and it has asked social networking and internet search engine providers Facebook and Google to provide help in finding the source of the fake news when necessary.
During a recent forum in Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said fake news poses challenges not only to Taiwan but to all like-minded countries across the region. [FULL STORY]