Investigation Bureau Establishes Fake News Prevention and Control Center to Uphold National Security and Fair Elections

Release date 2019/10/25 11:30:27 Update date 2019/10/25 11:30:33 Public Affairs Office
To investigate voter bribery, spreading of fake news, and other cases that affect the fairness of elections, the Investigation Bureau has established and deployed the "Two-in-One Election Investigation Program" and "Team for Processing Fake News that Impact National Security and Elections" and it established the "Fake news Prevention and Control Center" on August 8, 2019 to rapidly increase the capacity for investigating fake news, conduct active investigations to effectively deter the spread of fake news and prevent them from severely affecting the fairness of elections.
Investigation Bureau Establishes Fake News Prevention and Control Center to Uphold National Security and Fair Elections

To investigate voter bribery, spreading of fake news, and other cases that affect the fairness of elections, the Investigation Bureau has established and deployed the "Two-in-One Election Investigation Program" and "Team for Processing Fake News that Impact National Security and Elections" and it established the "Fake news Prevention and Control Center" on August 8, 2019 to rapidly increase the capacity for investigating fake news, conduct active investigations to effectively deter the spread of fake news and prevent them from severely affecting the fairness of elections.

 

The Fake News Prevention and Control Center is composed of professional special agents transferred from the Computer Investigation Section, Information Security Forensics Section, and Field Offices of the Information & Communication Security Division of the Investigation Bureau. It also consolidates the Investigation Bureau's dedicated field divisions for information security in the six municipalities to track down the sources of fake news. It aims to "provide analyses for incidents and results for investigations".

 

The Director General of the Investigation Bureau Hank Leu issued instructions for investigations for the two-in-one elections on June 28, 2019 and stated "The Investigation Bureau will dedicate full efforts to prevent voter bribery, fake news, and external influences from affecting the two-in-one elections next year and provide citizens with a free, fair, and clean election environment." To achieve these goals in a professional and dedicated manner, the Bureau established the "Fake News Prevention and Control Center" and Director-General Mr. Leu also vowed in the expanded bureau affairs meeting on August 16 that all the field office’s directors will jointly protect national security and fair elections.