Macron Threatens to Hold 'Accountable' Online Outlets Publishing Foreign 'Propaganda’

Macron Threatens to Hold 'Accountable' Online Outlets Publishing Foreign 'Propaganda’

President Emmanuel Macron has threatened to hold ‘accountable’ online outlets publishing foreign ‘propaganda’ for consumption in France.

French President Emmanuel Macron has reportedly warned that foreign-funded online “propaganda” outlets are a danger to democracy, and has threatened to hold “accountable” perceived offenders.

The President’s comments come shortly after the publication of a French report detailing potential guidelines to fight against disinformation online, which was initially commissioned by the president last year with reference to “the attack in January 2021 on Capitol Hill by rioters”.

“I say it here with great gravity: We are today a democracy sometimes naive,” Politico reports Macron as saying. “We let propaganda actors financed by foreign authoritarian regimes — that do not respond in any way to a regime

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