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FigTree

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July 2016: "As the odds of another idiot taking over in the USA are non-negligible, I come back to DU at this time."

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Promising no censorship, social network Gab draws 'alt-right'

http://www.france24.com/en/20161211-promising-no-censorship-social-network-gab-draws-alt-right

Pseudo-democracy at work.

French lawmakers ban websites that spread 'false information' on abortion

Source: International News 24/7. 20:03 local time

" French Senators on Thursday passed a bill to ban pro-life websites from spreading "false information" about abortion, following a heated debate with rightwing lawmakers who argued it would contravene freedom of expression. "

Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20161207-french-lawmakers-ban-websites-spread-false-information-abortion



The Law was passed in 1975 by a right-wing administration not because of a sudden open-miodedness, but because clinics had become common-place and had massive support from lawyers, organizations and people in general, which had created a wide disconnect between the state of the law and... reality.
On a more general level, this also signals the possibility of consequencing the spread of false information, which has become a staple of the right-wing diet everywhere in the world.
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