0
Broadband

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.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet
Countries: France
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

French parliament approves law to curb 'fake news' during elections

Published 04 Jul 2018 14:42 CET | France
France's lower house of parliament has approved draft legislation to fight the spread of 'fake news' during election campaigns, ...

EU spoort aan tot aanpakken nepnieuws via nieuwe richtlijnen

Published 13 Apr 2018 10:32 CET | Europe
De Europese Commissie treft de voorbereidingen voor een "Code of Practice" voor online platformen en adverteerders met betrekking ...

EU to urge action on fake news by year-end – report

Published 13 Apr 2018 10:24 CET | Europe
The European Commission is preparing to draw up a "Code of Practice" by July that will commit online platforms and advertisers to ...

Social media firms may have to explain how they target political ads

Published 08 Mar 2018 11:04 CET | United Kingdom
UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has suggested that social media companies like Facebook and Twitter could be forced ...

French govt to extend vetting powers on foreign takeovers to data, AI sectors

Published 15 Jan 2018 16:16 CET | France
France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire announced plans to extend the list of strategic industries in which the government has ...

Head of German intelligence agency criticises US tech firms for shirking over content verification

Published 28 Nov 2017 13:34 CET | Germany
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has lashed out at US technology firms at a conference on 27 November, ...

Dutch political parties call for govt to combat fake news

Published 15 Nov 2017 11:14 CET | Netherlands
Dutch political parties D66 and CDA said they have jointly submitted a number of proposals to make the Netherlands more resilient ...

China fines Tencent, Baidu, Weibo for failing to censor online content

Published 26 Sep 2017 07:13 CET | China
The Cyberspace Administration of China has imposed maximum penalties to Tencent, Baidu and Weibo for failing to properly censor ...

Facebook rolls out tool to curb fake news in Kenya

Published 03 Aug 2017 12:14 CET | Kenya
Facebook has introduced an educational tool to help people spot fake news on the platform amid spate of fake news reports ...

Polish MPs propose to penalise fake news for up to PLN 3 million

Published 01 Aug 2017 13:07 CET | Poland
Polish MPs from the governing party PiS are working on a draft act to increase control of media, mainly private companies, ...