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France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik. Macron, who came to power in May, has previously lashed out at the Russian outlets as spreaders of "deceitful propaganda" and "organs of influence". "We are going to develop our legal means of protecting democracy against fake news," Macron said in a New Year's speech to the press.
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