• France vs. fake news: An unwinnable battle?

    One year ago - By Chron

    PARIS - Can a democratic country outlaw fake news?
    France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.
    Impossible to enforce. Sure to backfire. Smacking of authoritarianism. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts - and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT.
    Macron's stance "could be just the beginning of actually censoring freedom of speech. We believe it is a very dangerous situation," Xenia Fedorova, director of RT's newly launched French-language channel, told The Associated Press.
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