Taiwan’s Disinformation Solution
In the face of relentless pressure from China, Taiwan may have figured out how to combat disinformation without undermining free speech.
“Dong suan,” get elected, chanted enthusiastic DPP supporters ecstatically on Saturday, January 11, when we mingled with crowds of visibly proud and determined voters in the Taiwanese presidential and parliamentary elections. And the crowd’s wish came true. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen won a convincing election victory with more than eight million votes, the highest number ever in a Taiwanese presidential election. She was not only up against her main opponent, Han Guo-yu; Tsai also overcame relentless Chinese bullying tactics and organized disinformation campaigns.
Taiwan is a country under constant and increasing pressure. The People’s Republic of China is willing to use all means to secure Taiwan in its...