French President Macron Demands Anti-Fake-News Law "To Protect Democracy"

Following Germany's (and Brussels) lead to tyrannical repression of any free speech in Europe, French President Macron said on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the spread of "fake news."

 

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As Reuters reports, since he was elected last year, Macron has criticized Russian media in particular, openly accusing TV channel RT of sowing disinformation about him via its website and social media during the presidential election.

"If we want to protect liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation," Macron told a news conference.

Macron said the legislation would concern social media platforms, especially during election periods, and deeply change the role of France's media watchdog CSA.

One can't help but read Macron's quote and think Orwellian utopia...

 

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TBT or not TBT BennyBoy Jan 3, 2018 1:07 PM Permalink

The Nazis expressed thanks, retrospectively, for the persecution of their speeches and publications during their rise to power, for the power that official censorship had in making people seek out the suppressed messages and get more angry and resentful.  

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MK ULTRA Alpha TBT or not TBT Jan 3, 2018 1:42 PM Permalink

Most all countries have some form of official censorship and many have boards to approve what's written in the media. The US has done this many times, but usually it was in war time. But we've never had private firms like Facebook with their extreme communist bias censoring. In the US Facebook has taken control of over 350,000 publications on line comment sections and has censored millions of Americans for simple things like quoting a verse from the Bible, but the Koran was allowed to be quoted. It's outrageous and freedom of speech is dead in America. At least, ZeroHedge allows readers to say what we want, but they're next on the list like other alternative media sites. How long will they be free to publish what they want and how long will we be allowed to write what we want is the question.

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Expendable Container TBT or not TBT Jan 3, 2018 5:01 PM Permalink

Yes. They call Hitler a 'dictator' in the fakestream media but he was given PERMISSION from the German people to take power to turn their dreadful economy around in quick time and he did! Sadly today is The DEATH of Germany (some shocking images all censored by the MSM): http://www.renegadetribune.com/the-death-of-germany/

(this is coming to/has begun in America/UK/Australia now too - be warned be aware)

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caconhma TBT or not TBT Jan 3, 2018 6:06 PM Permalink

The Soviet total media control did not save either the system or the USSR. During the Soviet times, there was an Article 50 of the Criminal Code: "the Antisoviet Propaganda". The punishment was from 5-15 years of hard-labor in Soviet concentration camps (aka GULAG).

It absolutely clear that the Western Zionism-based Liberalism is intellectually dead. Freedom and liberty are prostituted to save Central Bank Mafia and oligarchy in the USA and EU. We more and more look like Latin America Banana Republics.

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booboo BennyBoy Jan 3, 2018 1:38 PM Permalink

FUUUCK DemoCrazy, God Damn mob fucking rule and the cock whores that keep repeating "we are a democracy" Sold to you motherfuckers (yea I know that is France) but we have the same meme going here. let me repeat

FUCK

YOU

AND

YOUR

DEMOCRACY

 

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11b40 booboo Jan 3, 2018 2:02 PM Permalink

It is deliberate that we hear nothing of our "Republic" in the MSM, but only "Democracy, Democracy".  They seem to hate the fact that America is a Constitutional Republic - a Nation of laws, not men, or the popular idea of the moment.

I recall a conversation with a black friend about Hillary Clinton getting the most popular votes, and he was unhappy about the Electoral College law making Trump President.  When I told him that if we had a "Democracy", he may still be a slave, and would most certainly be less well off.  The politicians that were sent to DC from the South in the 50's & 60's would have not gone along with all the Civil Rights legislation during those times.  No way, no how.  The light bulb came on for him.

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vofreason Jan 3, 2018 1:00 PM Permalink

How is the point of your article the exact opposite of what he is trying to do?  If you don't think we need some kind of check on the complete bs misinformation of Fox Entertainment etc. then you really are one of the deplorables.  Trump and the nonsense he has created is the equivalent of a spoiled, arrogant 5 year old.