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FINDING FACTS IN A WORLD OF DISINFORMATION The Search for Collective Solutions Audrey Tang, Digital Minister @ Taiwan


DISINFORMATION CRISIS Global threat to authentic journalism & to open societies


LEGAL DEFINITION Intentional Harmful Untruth (harming the public, not just government)


FREEDOM OF SPEECH Taiwan’s core values: Free & Open


TIMELY RESPONSE From rumor to clarification:
 60 minutes (On average, across all Ministries)


Popular Rumor: “Perming hair will be subject to $1M fine next week?” NOT TRUE! I may be bald now, but I will not punish people like that! — Premier Su (Labelling requirement for hair products takes effect on July 2021.)


COLLABORATIVE CHECKING CoFacts community & bots + International Fact-Checking Network

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ELECTION & REFERENDUM LAW Honest Ads (treat as campaign donations) Banning foreign-sponsored propaganda

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OPEN GOVERNMENT Participation Officers in every Ministry Join.gov.tw (e-petition & participatory budget)


NOTICE & PUBLIC NOTICE Built-in Flagging + Clarification (LINE Messaging and LINE TODAY)


PUBLIC AWARENESS High-quality TV series & K12 curriculum on Media Literacy


Profile for PDIS.tw

Finding facts in a world of disinformation: The Search for Collective Solutions  

Finding facts in a world of disinformation: The Search for Collective Solutions  

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