French president proposes law against 'fake news'

French President Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron himself was the target of a fake news campaign during the 2017 French presidential election.

Following the first meeting of Macron's cabinet this year, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says Wednesday that the government has "a lot on our plate".

French President Emmanuel Macron urged his Iranian counterpart in a phone call to show restraint in dealing with protests, Macron's office said in a statement, Reuters reported.

"We criticise the fact that a terrorist group has a base in France and acts against the Iranian people... and we await action from the French government against this terrorist group", Rouhani told Macron, according to a report on Iranian state television.

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Judges will be able to order media to take down fake news, block access to offending websites, and close social media accounts that spread untruths, Macron said.

The President said there would also be strict "limits on the amount" of sponsored content, and more power would be given to the CSA, France's media watchdog.

Given that trade protectionism and the European Union's denial of China's market economy status remain the two major factors disturbing EU-China cooperation, Macron's visit will be a chance to boost the bilateral link and eliminate barriers, he said.

He came out strongly in support of press freedom and said that it is the "highest expression of freedom".

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So the laws will attempt to increase transparency when it comes to online platforms and their advertising, and requiring them to make the identity of the person paying for them public.

He has been particularly critical of Russian media, openly accusing it of spreading lies about him on websites and social media.

The 40-year-old president said Russian outlets RT (formerly known as Russia Today) and Sputnik published "defamatory untruths" and "deceitful propaganda" in a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the vote.

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