France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French citizens Macron

The president was victim of a fake news smear attack himself just prior to France's presidential election previous year, with genuine leaked emails being leaked out mixed up with false information that painted him in a bad light.

"We need to recover a European ambition to be a more sovereign, more united, more democratic Europe", Mr Macron said.

He noted that "if we want to protect liberal democracies, we have to be strong and have clear rules" and that "a law will follow in due course".

"Platforms will have more transparency obligations regarding sponsored content to make public the identity of sponsors and of those who control them, but also limits on the amounts that can be used to sponsor this content". "But all the same, I will not stop acting", Macron said, seated at a marble table in his office at the Elysee Palace.

A French journalist, Loup Bureau, who was detained in a Turkish prison for more than seven weeks on "terror" charges, returned to France in September after Macron appealed to Erdoğan for his release.

Russian fake news journalists and bots are also said to have influenced Donald Trump's election as American president in 2016, and to have interfered with the Brexit vote in Britain in the same year.

Ibaka, Johnson receive one-game suspensions
The fight began with 7:50 remaining in the third quarter of the Heat's 90-89 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday night in Toronto. With four players out due to injury the Heat with an eight-man rotation and seven of those players scored 11 points or more.

Trump proposes $18000 million for wall with Mexico
Isn't it interesting that none of the legislators who want to pass DACA want a wall on our southern border. House and Senate elected leaders were wrong and almost cost the country everything that is just and right.

Demise of Trump Voter Fraud Commission Is a Victory for Federalism
Trump had alleged that he won less votes in the 2016 presidential elections because of voter fraud . There is zero evidence of voter fraud as a real issue.

For the first time in five years, a majority of 51 percent of the French said the past year was a positive one.

The French leader said "press freedom is not only attacked by dictatorships, it is also battered in countries that are democracies".

Both outlets published articles critical of Macron during the election season.

The new bill would allow courts to order media to delete content, close user accounts and block access to websites that peddle fake news.

The French government plans changes in 2018 to immigration laws that have sown unease even among some members of Mr Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) movement.

Related News:

  • Eric Hosmer reportedly offered seven-year deal to stay with Royals

    Eric Hosmer reportedly offered seven-year deal to stay with Royals

    Hosmer, who turned only 28 in October, is a divisive player seen in different lights by baseball people and the stat community. Hosmer has also been known as a great clubhouse player as well, which why the potential move to re-sign him is so intriguing.
    Instagram now lets you send its Snapchat-inspired 'Stories' directly to WhatsApp

    Instagram now lets you send its Snapchat-inspired 'Stories' directly to WhatsApp

    Previous year in October, Instagram rolled out a feature which allowed its users to share Instagram Stories directly on Facebook . WhatsApp Status is a part of WhatsApp where users can post encrypted photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.
    Russia: Drones that attacked base in Syria came from rebel-aligned village

    Russia: Drones that attacked base in Syria came from rebel-aligned village

    These systems have been used to conduct basic reconnaissance and to emplace or drop small explosives. Russian Federation said it was also controlled by Turkish armed forces.
  • Kelly Clarkson admits raising kids as 'challenging'

    Kelly Clarkson admits raising kids as 'challenging'

    Even though Clarkson acknowledges that not all parents agree with spanking, she said it won't curb how she's going to raise her children. "I'm excited.
    New macOS Security Bug Unlocks App Store With Any Password

    New macOS Security Bug Unlocks App Store With Any Password

    A local admin can enter their username and any password in the App Store section of System Preferences to unlock the menu. Fortunately, Apple has confirmed that macOS High Sierra 10.13.3-which is in beta now-corrects the issue (via Macworld ).
    Cruise ship passengers recall bomb cyclone 'nightmare'

    Cruise ship passengers recall bomb cyclone 'nightmare'

    I'll never go on any type of boat again in my life after this", Emma Franzese told CBS New York . Royal Caribbean said its ships were safely south of the storm when it hit.
  • Federal Agencies Revoke First Naturalized Citizenship, of Indian American Man

    Federal Agencies Revoke First Naturalized Citizenship, of Indian American Man

    The U.S. immigration agency plans to refer about 1,600 additional cases under Operation Janus for possible denaturalization. In 2017, the Justice Department filed 25 civil denaturalization cases, according to a department spokesman.
    CES 2018 Highlights: Amazon, LG, Asus and Many More Announcements

    CES 2018 Highlights: Amazon, LG, Asus and Many More Announcements

    By pressing a button, you can lower the screen into a box, where it wraps around a metal cylinder, kind of like a window blind. And while LG mentioned support for Alexa just once throughout the presentation, all its examples came from Google's Assistant.
    Zuma To Set Up Inquiry Into 'State Capture'

    Zuma To Set Up Inquiry Into 'State Capture'

    Mr Zuma's announcement came ahead of today's meeting of the top leadership body of the governing African National Congress (ANC). The claim incensed safe-sex campaigners - not least because Zuma was head of the country's national AIDS council at the time.
  • SeaDrill Limited (SDRL), Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

    Highstreet Asset Management Inc, which manages about $1.05B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp. The Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj holds 10,000 shares with $521,000 value, down from 26,000 last quarter.
    Domino's Departing CEO: I'm Not Leaving for Chipotle

    Domino's Departing CEO: I'm Not Leaving for Chipotle

    Out of all the analysts offering ratings, 5 have pegged the stock a Strong Buy or Buy, based on data provided by Zacks Research. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt sold 100,000 shares as Visa Inc A (V)'s stock rose 5.74%. (NYSE: DPZ ) for 1,051 shares.
    The road to autonomy now has a carpool lane: CES 2018 wrap-up

    The road to autonomy now has a carpool lane: CES 2018 wrap-up

    Power outage causes attendees to evacuate Central Hall at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 2018. In a hilarious twist, the event lost power for nearly two hours, leading to some areas getting closed.


Most liked

Police File FIR Against Jignesh Mevani And Umar Khalid, Mumbai Event Cancelled
Agitating over Bhima Koregaon violence , protesters block Madhuram by-pass road in Junagarh, traffic affected. Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and JNU student Umar Khalid were supposed to address the students at the event.

Uganda denies reports of hosting African migrants from Israel
Those who cooperate and leave by the end of March will receive $3,500, along with airfare and other incentives, as reported by multiple outlets.

Could Amazon really acquire Target?
Last month, CFRA bank analyst Ken Leon wrote that he foresees the Internet company buying a small- or mid-sized bank in 2018. Amazon has not publicly hinted at a possible acquisition of Target , so take it with a grain of salt for now.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets a pink Darth Vader mod
However, it's nice to see Disney and Lucasfilms are doing what they can to maintain classic Star Wars games like Battlefront 2 . Given this, many thought that the ideal would be to add a system of cosmetic objects similar to games like Overwatch .

Bear attacks Florida man letting his dog out
He was treated at a hospital, where he underwent a four surgery where he received 41 stitches to close the deep wound. It is the first recorded bear attack in South Florida since 1970, something Meunier finds a little humorous.

Arsenal willing to meet Pavon release clause
But, another interesting report is the presence of a £27 million release clause in his deal, which could encourage Arsenal . Arsenal are prepared to meet Cristian Pavon's £27m release clause, according to reports in Argentina .

2017 was costliest year ever in United States for weather, climate disasters
These included two inland floods, one freeze event, eight severe storms, three tropical cyclones, as well as drought and wildfire. The rest of the costly disasters in 2017 are a mix of tornadoes, floods, and severe thunderstorms.

Amazon and Google are waging war behind the smart gadgets at CES
Intelligent speakers, like Amazon's Echo and Google's Home, are "quickly becoming the core foundation of smart homes", he said. It has baked Bixby into TVs, fridges and smartphones among other products - and those are the only places you'll find it.

Bitcoin conference won't let you buy a ticket in the cryptocurrency
When the system was created in 2013, the development team removed numerous key features you find in most other cryptocurrencies. So measuring profit or loss across and within these exchanges is somewhat manual, as are the United States tax implications.

Syrian insurgents in counteroffensive in northwestern area
The attack also aims to secure the road liking the capital, Damascus, with the northern city of Aleppo , Syria's largest. The government offensive has displaced tens of thousands of people who fled toward areas close to the Turkish border.

NHS winter pressures affecting 9% of people in England, survey finds
Liberal Democrat leader Mr Rennie said: "The pressure faced by the NHS has been coming for years, it was largely predictable". But in a stark warning, it adds: 'The facts remain, however, that the NHS is severely and chronically underfunded.

AAP ignores Kumar Vishwas for Rajya Sabha
The AAP, which enjoys a brute majority of 66 seats in the 70 -member Delhi Assembly, is all set to win all the three seats. The meeting would be jointly chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Alexander Downer: the gaffe-prone conservative and unlikely anti-Trump hero
According to the SMH report , Mr Downer relayed the fact of the conversation with Papadopoulos in a diplomatic cable to Canberra. Mr Papadopoulos said such contacts occurred before he joined Mr Trump's campaign, but that later turned out to be false.

Fire crews tackle blaze at recycling plant in Dublin
Photos from the scene show a large plume of smoke, and an aerial drone is being deployed to assist with the operation. They said the fire has now been brought under control but some units are still working to dampen down any hot spots.

Liverpool's Salah back in training ahead of Manchester City clash
Bournemouth host Arsenal and Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in what should be a fantastic Sunday of soccer. Take a look through the gallery above to see the best Fantasy Premier League captain options ahead of Gameweek 23 .