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Emmanuel Macron promises ban on fake news during elections

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”.
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