French president warns democracies are under threat as he sets out plan including emergency blocks on websites
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has vowed to introduce a law to ban fake news on the internet during French election campaigns.
The centrist, who beat the far-right Marine Le Pen to win the presidency in 2017, said he wanted new legislation for social media platforms during election periods “in order to protect democracy”.
Following Germany's (and Brussels) lead to tyrannical repression of any free speech in Europe, French President Macron said on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the spread of "fake news." As R...
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PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the spread of "fake news" on social media which he said was a threat to liberal democracies.
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 p...