The French state is debating if it should impose a draconian censorship law ahead of European parliamentary polls next year. The demand to regulate the speech of the French people came directly from President Emmanuel Macron.
It’s personal for Macron. During the 2017 election campaign, he was miffed by online rumors that he is gay and has an offshore bank account in the Bahamas.
The proposed law would allow the state to immediately halt publication of news it deems fake. It demands the social media giants implement procedures allowing users to flag what they decide is fake news and information. … Read more