French president plans law to curb fake news during elections

Thursday 4 January 2018 | 09:38 CET | News
French president Emmanuel Macron has announced plans for a new law to fight the spread of fake news on social media during election campaigns, as a part of his New Year's speech to journalists. Coming soon, draft legislation will impose more transparency on websites featuring sponsored content, in order to expose the identity of the content owners and cap the amount of money spent on its distribution. In particular, legal action could allow authorities to remove incriminated content and even block websites.

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