The social media giant said it would step up its efforts to counter misleading or false information. Photo: AP

Facebook says it will crack down on fake news ahead of Taiwan election

  • Social media giant says it will step up efforts to counter disinformation and state-backed influence operations before island goes to polls in January
  • Taiwanese authorities say 30 million cyberattacks, many linked to the Chinese mainland, are recorded each month
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The social media giant said it would step up its efforts to counter misleading or false information. Photo: AP
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.