Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has harmed the nation’s democracy by making false accusations and generating fabricated news, members of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) election campaign office said yesterday, urging the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate to stop such acts in the New Year.
Han made insinuations and exaggerated claims to attack Tsai and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), office spokeswoman Yan Juo-fang (顏若芳) said.
“Han has done so at media briefings, political rallies, and at televised policy presentations and the presidential debate. He used every public appearance as an opportunity to generate rumors, make false accusations and spread misinformation, which have become too many to count,” she said.
Yan and Ho listed 12 topics, which they said were “among Han’s innumerable fake news and disinformation,” to clarify them to the public and rebuke Han “by presenting the facts, with accurate figures and information.”