France tables new 'fake news' law

France has tabled new legislation to quickly take down fake news at election time, its culture minister, Francoise Nyssen, has said. The new "judicial procedure" would "permit us to act very quickly when a fake news story goes viral, particularly during an election period," she told the Journal de Dimanche newspaper. The bill comes after Russian hackers and trolls tried to stop president Emmanuel Macron from getting elected last year.

Country: France

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Tags: freedom of speech, France, Internet, fake news

Posted on Monday 5 February 2018

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