Information Operations and Democracy: The Case of Taiwan

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By NTD Video
November 30, 2022Asia & Pacificshare
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Around the world, authoritarian governments are leveraging information operations to influence the democratic process. As malign entities adapt to evolving social, technological, and political landscapes, the threat of influence operations to democracy is growing more complex.

In many ways, Taiwan’s position as a target of information operation campaigns from the Chinese Communist Party has made it a canary in the coal mine. For decades, Taipei has been forced to grapple with these continuously evolving threats that have grown in scope and volume. What can be learned from Taiwan’s strategy to counter malign forces in information operations? How can fellow democracies expect these threats to evolve? Where can Taiwan cooperate with the international community to address these challenges? This panel will discuss what Taiwan has already done to combat information operations and how other democracies can learn from its efforts.

Speakers:

Poyu Tseng: researcher at Doublethink Lab

Samantha Bradshaw: scholar of new technology and democracy

Dean Jackson: project manager of the Influence Operations Researchers’ Guild

Nick Monaco: disinformation researcher, linguist, and OSINT practitioner

Moderator:

Russell Hsiao: executive director of GTI, senior fellow at The Jamestown Foundation, and adjunct fellow at Pacific Forum.

NTD will livestream the event starting at 11:30 a.m. ET on Nov. 30. Access the livestream on this page, and also at EpochTV.

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