Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Brussels considers new powers to battle ‘fake news’ during elections

Posted by M. C. on April 2, 2018

Title of Article could have been: Europeans, you may be too dumb to figure out the truth but don’t worry, the government will do it for you. As an added bonus we will filter out anything embarrassing or illegal the government has done.

There is truth and there is government/media truth.

Brussels is considering new powers to prevent social media companies spreading “fake news” during election periods, including a crackdown ahead of the May 2019 European Parliament elections…

French President Emmanuel Macron, himself a target of disinformation during his 2017 presidential bid, unveiled plans in January that could allow judges to delete some Internet content, block access to website during elections, and give France’s media regulator the power to remove broadcasters’ rights to air content deemed “fake news”.



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