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France’s fake news law leaves media experts uneasy

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 4, 2018

– Censorship? – You betcha

Government Fake news started thousands of years ago.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/frances-fake-news-law-leaves-media-experts-uneasy-145712000.html

Jacques KLOPP

Under the law, French authorities would be able to immediately halt the publication of information deemed to be false ahead of elections.

Social networks would have to introduce measures allowing users to flag up false reports, pass their data on such articles to authorities, and make public their efforts against fake news.

And the law would authorise the state to take foreign broadcasters off the air if they were attempting to destabilise France — a measure seemingly aimed at Russian state-backed outlet RT in particular.

– Censorship? –

  • KenS1960
    KenS1960

    36 minutes ago

    So a judge appointed by a politician who does not like the so-called fake news gets to decide unilaterally what is fake? What kind of fact-finding will she/he engage in within the allotted 48 hours?

    Be seeing you

truth

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