About IORG

  • Author = IORG
  • Published = 2020.7.3 18:00
  • Updated = 2022.1.19 17:00

IORG is a multidisciplinary civilian research organization. We are media professionals, social scientists, data engineers, and community activists in Taiwan. We work to safeguard Taiwan’s information environment against authoritarian expansion with open data, scientific research, literacy education, and grassroots organization.

IORG believes in defending democracy through open data and public participation. IORG works to build a grassroots network of scientific researchers, local activists, and communities. IORG commits resources to this network to strengthen information literacy of local communities, as well as their organizational and research capabilities. Through this network, we counter Chinese influence operations in Taiwan and defend Taiwan’s democracy.


IORG believes that open data and civic participation are two core values of defending democracy. Research results, methodology, data, and code produced by IORG are open by default.

For more, please refer to https://iorg.tw/open.


Josh Wang

IORG Co-director. Activist, educational worker.

Chihhao Yu

IORG Co-director. Software engineer, information designer.

Hsiaochiang Hsu

IORG Researcher. Political scientist.

Jasmine Lee

IORG Researcher. International relations researcher.

Shao-Hong Lin

IORG Data Engineer. Political scientist.

Wen-Yi Wang

IORG Data Engineer. Data scientist.

Urda Wan-Ling Yen, IORG Research Co-director 2020.1-2021.3. Historian.

Baliyoho Cheng, IORG Researcher 2020.1-2021.3. Sociologist.

Wesley Chia-Wei Lin, IORG Data Engineer 2020.1-2021.3.

Chìnkhun Lîm, IORG Data Engineer 2020.1-2021.3.


Ming-Hung Wang

Social media analysis, information security. Assistant Professor of computer science at Feng-Chia University.

Jaw-Nian Huang

China’s authoritarian diffusion, Southeast Asia’s media politics. Assistant Professor of development studies at National Cheng-Chi University. Research team member for China Impact Studies at Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica.

Thung-Hong Lin

Class inequality in Chinese societies, global and local sociology of disaster. Research Fellow at Academia Sinica.

Titus C. Chen

International norms and systems, Chinese foreign policy, human rights and the rule of law. Applying text mining to human rights research in China. Associate Professor of political science at National Sun Yat-Sen University.

Ming-Chun Ku

Cultural politics in contemporary China, sociology of religion. Associate Professor of sociology at National Tsing-Hua University.