Taiwan’s response to controlling the spread of COVID-19 is one of the most effective in the world. In a virtual interview for the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI’s) Global Platform Governance Network, Chris Beall, policy lead, platform governance, CIGI, speaks with Taiwan’s Digital Minister Audrey Tang about the key factors that helped Taiwan manage the spread of the virus so well. Minister Tang highlights a number of factors including civic technology, government transparency and trustworthiness, deliberative democracy reliant on community involvement and shiba inu humour. They also examine how Taiwan’s same approach to COVID-19 can be used to manage the spread of dis- and misinformation more broadly.
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