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French President Looks To Outlaw 'Fake News' in Social Media

French president Emmanuel Macron is floating the idea of a law that would ban fake news during national elections. “The French president … said he wanted new legislation for social media platforms during election periods ‘in order to protect democracy,’” The Guardian reports. “Macron said he would shortly present the new law in order to fight the spread of fake news, which he said threatened liberal democracies.”

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