Fake TikTok Account Impersonate Chiang Wan-an 蔣萬安遭冒名 2萬粉絲抖音帳號是假的

While TikTok is considered a threat to national security by many, Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an has been criticized for his inaction after a city councilor revealed that there was a fake account on TikTok under Chiang's name and identity. The imposter account has been around for three months and has more than 20,000 followers. Chiang said the case has been reported to the police.

Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an participated in rope access training and paid attention to occupational safety issues. However, a city councilor revealed that there was an imposter TikTok account under Chiang's name, with more than 20,000 followers, and he didn't realize it for 3 months. KMT and DPP city councilors appealed in unison that information security management and control should not be ignored.

Lin Yen-feng, Taipei City Councilor (DPP): “I raised the question on March 3. But the Taipei City Government waited until March 8, a total of 6 days later, to report the incident to the police. This is a total lack of hindsight and inaction. Mayor Chiang should change his status from victim to law enforcer and take this issue seriously.”

Chan Wei-yuan, Taipei City Councilor (KMT): “The title of Taipei Mayor creates a certain degree of credibility. It will also lead to so-called fraudulent behavior. The Taipei City Information Technology Department should check all accounts using his name soon. And then report fake or fraudulent accounts one by one.”

The councilor also suggested that the police department should submit a special report on the case to speed up the process of finding out who was behind the impersonation. Chiang also personally responded to the case. 

Chiang Wan-an, Taipei City Mayor: “As far as I know, it was reported to the police yesterday.”

Countries around the world have doubts about TikTok. The U.S. FBI believes that the Chinese government may use TikTok to control the data of millions of American users and use it to influence public opinion, including opinions on Taiwan. As for whether Taiwan will ban the app, the Executive Yuan believes that it is still necessary to collect and analyze relevant international practices to assess the technical and legal feasibility. 











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