In the thread on the recent Wulai helicopter crash, I wrote that the murky details surrounding this case are open to various disinformation campaigns—especially perhaps since the 2020 elections are right around the corner.
Yet how might such disinformation campaigns work? What factors have shifted over the years, and what future challenges lie ahead?
Former Taipei Times editor and reporter J Michael Cole addresses these questions in a fascinating deep dive recently published at Sentinel Taiwan. Mixing in personal experience and broader analysis, this detailed article is apparently based on a keynote speech Cole delivered at the Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 Taiwan International Journalism Conference — “Disinformation: Time for Solutions” — held in Taiwan on December 27. It’s a great, if also sobering, read.