Source: The New York Times
In France, laws regulating free speech are generally more restrictive than in the United States, and rules against violence or hate speech already exist.
But the authorities say that the law needs to catch up with tech platforms. In an op-ed published this month in the newspaper Le Monde, a group of government ministers said that while social networks had created a “new horizon for socializing and exchanging,” they had also shown humanity’s “darkest sides.”
Here is what you need to know about the proposal.