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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:35 PM

Emmanuel Macron: French president announces 'fake news' law

Source: BBC

Emmanuel Macron: French president announces 'fake news' law

3 January 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans for a new law to combat so-called fake news.

He said that during elections social media would face tougher rules over the content that they put online.

Deliberate attempts were being made to blur lines between truth and lies and undermine people's faith in liberal democracy, he added.

Correspondents say there is no question that Mr Macron had Russia in mind when he made the announcement.

He has already spoken out publicly about what he sees as Moscow's attempts to manipulate opinion in Europe and the United States.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42560688

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:41 PM

1. Hello

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:42 PM

2. That is what a real president does.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:51 PM

3. Careful...careful.

If the next President of France should be a rightist, or a center-rightist, this law could easily be used as a club against free speech. Maybe it's the libertarian in me...but I'd rather that a government provide guidelines (and warnings), but not laws and penalties.

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:54 PM

4. K&R

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