How do you stop viral rumors, deepfakes and propaganda from ruining a democracy? Ask Taiwan. Staś Butler speaks to Wu Min-hsuan, the co-founder and CEO of Doublethink Lab, to find out what Taiwan does differently.
Taiwan is under constant pressure from China, and it's not just military pressure either. Though Chinese warplane incursions into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone are commonplace, disinformation campaigns from China are also pretty rampant in Taiwan. Staś Butler spoke with researcher Wu Ming-hsuan to find out more about China's disinformation efforts.
Last week, Taiwan's labor officials announced that they were raising the country's minimum wage by about 5%. That adjustment is great news for workers in the food and beverage industry, but others say it won't really affect them too much. Staś Butler spoke with NGO worker and activist Roy Ngerng to put the latest wage hike in context.