One full year observation of Information Manipulations Targeting 2024 EU Parliament Elections

Executive Summary From July 1, 2023, to June 24, 2024, Taiwan AI Labs observed a total of 26,011 events and 335,045 media reports. Within this dataset, 97 battlefields and 1,624 media reports were specifically related to the EU Parliament Election. Out of 2,752,681 identified troll accounts in the total dataset, 20,041 were active in EU […]

Observation of Information Manipulations on EU Parliament Elections

Executive Summary From the start of the year until early April 2024, detailed analysis has revealed the engagement of 16,902 troll accounts in related discussions, making up 12.10% of the total conversation. Media analysis during this period also detected 1,365 instances of media engagement, with 4.84% of these instances (66 mentions) linked to state-affiliated media […]

Observation of Information Manipulations against TikTok Ban

Executive Summary The digital realm has witnessed TikTok’s rapid ascension, captivating a global audience with its vibrant content and advanced algorithms. Yet, this rise has been shadowed by significant controversies, especially regarding debates in the United States over a potential TikTok ban, fueled by concerns over national security, data privacy, and the spread of misinformation. […]

Decoding the Complex World of Somatic Mutations: A Pioneering Whole-exome Sequencing analysis Benchmark Study

In the quest to understand and treat cancer more effectively, our genomics team has embarked on a groundbreaking journey. By collaborating with Dr. Shu-Jui Hsu’s team at  National Taiwan University College of Medicine, we’ve delved into the intricate world of somatic mutations, those genetic alterations that occur in cancer cells but not in healthy cells. […]

2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Executive Summary During the tumultuous period surrounding Taiwan’s presidential election, an extensive research endeavor unveiled a nuanced landscape of digital manipulation and misinformation. At the heart of this investigation lay the pervasive influence of generative technology, which emerged as a potent tool for shaping the informational battleground. Textual misinformation, propelled by the capabilities of generative […]

2024 Jan W1 – 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies This week, we detected a significant number of potentially AI-generated scandalous videos, which were disseminated with the assistance of troll groups. Their aim was tarnishing the image of specific candidates. Chinese state-affiliated media outlets this week heavily focused on topics such as “Taiwan Strait crisis” and the “high-end vaccine scandal.” troll […]

2023 Dec W4 – 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies This week, AI Labs focused on troll operations and historical behavior on Facebook, organizing related information about these two groups on the Infodemic website as supplementary material. From September to November 2023, China prominently used war threats against Taiwan, accusing the Taiwanese government of pushing the island toward the brink of […]

2023 Dec W3 – 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies From September to November 2023, PRC state-affiliated media’s primary narrative involved threatening Taiwan with war, accusing the Taiwanese government of pushing the island towards the brink of war. In December, as the election approached, the tone of war threats diminished as the election approached. China shifted its focus to emphasize Taiwan’s […]

2023 Dec Week2 – 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies This week, PRC state-affiliated media has 2 major stories, “DPP’s election will lead to military danger” and “De-Sinicization of Taiwan’s curriculum”. Both are echoed by the troll groups.  The story of “DPP’s election will lead to military danger” is echoed by troll groups on Facebook. At the same time, the story […]

2023 Dec W1 – 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election Information Manipulation AI Observation Report

Insights on Manipulation Strategies After the failure of the KMT-TPP collaboration, the top active troll account groups (PTT #60011, Facebook #61009 and Facebook #61019) intensified solely attacking Democratic Progressive Party. Before the failure of KMT-TPP collaboration, those groups also attacked the KMT. At the same period accounting for 45.8% of all (PRC) state affiliated media […]