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French constitutional authority blocks core of hate-speech law

Friday 19 June 2020 | 09:54 CET | News
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The French constitutional authority (Conseil Constitutionnel) has struck down key parts of the so-called 'Avia' law, approved by parliament in mid-May. Members of the senate referred the text to the authority, after the government rejected opposition to the law's main measure, which requires social networks and online content providers to take down "clearly offensive" posts from their sites within 24 hours of notification. The decision states that this obligation disproportionately infringes on freedom of speech, noting that it fails to give any opportunity for court approval before

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