Combatting COVID-19 Disinformation (April 29, 2020)
- Content of Workshop: This workshop focused on disinformation in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic. By bringing together social media influencers, technologists, journalists, and members of the fact-checking and media literacy communities, the workshop discussed trends and effective tactics for refuting COVID-19 disinformation. This workshop was the first that was conducted on a digital platform with participants tuning in from Taiwan, the United States, Japan and 6 other countries.
- Key Attendees: Taiwan Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert Destro, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Chief Representative Hiroyasu Izumi, Global Engagement Center Principal Deputy Coordinator Daniel Kimmage, Global Engagement Center China Team Deputy Director Debra Lo, AIT Director William Brent Christensen, Taiwan AI Labs Founder Ethan Tu, Malaysia’s Institute of Strategic and International Studies Analyst Harris Zainul, Taiwan’s TeamT5 Analyst Che Chang, Technology and Design Lead of Taiwan’s Watchout.tw Yu Chihhao
- Number of Participating Countries: 9
Taiwan's Digital minister Audrey Tang was invited to preside over the first discussion of this GCTF event.