Taiwan is taking sweeping action against rampant disinformation and the so-called red media in a bid to curb what it views as Beijing’s efforts to influence the self-ruled island’s politics and the upcoming presidential election.

A 70-year-old woman in New Taipei City was fined NT$30,000 (US$960) last week for spreading fake information, becoming the latest of more than 110 people prosecuted under the island’s social order maintenance law since the authorities decided in December to take…



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