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French Website Shutdown Law Decried as Attack on Free Speech


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French Website Shutdown Law Decried as Attack on Free Speech

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A new law enacted Monday in France will allow the government to shut down websites without a court order, in a move that officials say will help combat terrorism and child pornography but which civil liberties advocates warn threatens free speech rights.


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“We do not combat terrorism if we do not take measures to regulate the internet.”

It won’t be long before we hear the same thing here in the US.

mcp


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“‘Today, 90 percent of those who swing toward terrorist activities within the European Union do so after visiting the internet,’” What is his point? Probably 100% do so after visiting the toilet or eating a croissant.