Macron vows to keep up pace of reforms

Macron vows to keep up pace of reforms

Macron had strongly criticized Russian media outlets for allegedly spreading false information shortly before his election in May.

"We need to recover a European ambition to be a more sovereign, more united, more democratic Europe", Mr Macron said.

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday expressed his concern over unrest in Iran during a telephone conversation with counterpart Hassan Rouhani and called for "restraint and appeasement", his office said.

According to the Elysee, Macron will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 9 after visiting the ancient imperial capital of Xi'an.

While Theresa May has warned social media giants to shape up or face fines, France, Germany and Ireland are instituting new laws to target fake news.

He also said limits would be put on how much could be spent on sponsored news material.

More news: Notice to son before Lalu Prasad Yadav's sentencing
More news: Amazon eyes Target buyout, then the world
More news: Black Eyed Peas release new track without Fergie

What spooked critics the most was a proposal that would allow judges during election campaigns to block content deemed to be fake news, shutting down user accounts and even entire websites found to be peddling fake news.

"If we want to protect our liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation". Xi and Macron, who took office in May, have spoken twice by phone and met in Hamburg, Germany, during the G20 Summit previous year.

Mr Macron added: 'Platforms will have more transparency obligations imposed on them regarding sponsored content, making the identity of sponsors and those who control them public'.

The televised New Year's speech was the 40-year-old president's first year-end address following his electoral victory in May. The French President specifically turned his attention to the Russian media, accusing TV channel RT that during the campaign it caused disinformation through its website and social media.

French president vows to press on with drive for more integration.

Related Articles

  • "Star Wars" out, "Jumanji" in at box office

    This weekend it jumped up to 3,800 screens and saw a minuscule drop from last weekend (-28%). Move over, " Star Wars ", there are some new box office champs this weekend .
    What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say on Stage — Golden Globes

    What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say on Stage — Golden Globes

    Instead, Franco referenced something Wiseau said before setting out to make The Room , a movie that's so bad it's incredible . The Breakfast Club actress made it clear she was not on board with Franco's attendance to the Golden Globes or his award.
    Zidane: I know I won't be at Madrid for 10 years

    Zidane: I know I won't be at Madrid for 10 years

    I know the next game is the most important. "That Zidane no longer exists", he told France Football . Lleida lost the first leg 4-0 at home last week, a game which saw the return of Diego Costa.
  • Emma Willis makes embarrassing blunder during Celeb Big Brother's first live trial

    Emma Willis makes embarrassing blunder during Celeb Big Brother's first live trial

    Ashley James enters the house during the Celebrity Big Brother Launch held at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Former detective constable Oliver was a key figure involved in the Rochdale abuse scandal.
    Alabama, Saban embracing two great QBs as good problem

    Alabama, Saban embracing two great QBs as good problem

    With Saban, it was just so insane it worked, Tua Tagovailoa giving the Tide just the spark they needed. Star linebacker Roquan Smith would appear to be a likely early National Football League draft entry.
    Maisel wins the 2018 Golden Globe for best TV comedy

    Maisel wins the 2018 Golden Globe for best TV comedy

    Her whole life is turned upside down and the only thing that could help her through the chaos, is her talent for stand-up comedy. In the movie categories, Lady Bird won best musical or comedy and its star Saoirse Ronan best actress in the same category.
  • Cam Newton: NFL asks for explanation over Carolina Panthers treatment

    Cam Newton: NFL asks for explanation over Carolina Panthers treatment

    Newton initially escaped the tackle, but that opened the door for defensive tackle David Onyemata to finish him off with force. Following an 11-5 season and trip to the playoffs, the Panthers offense underwent an evolution of sorts throughout the season.
    AR Makes List of $1B Weather Events from 2017

    AR Makes List of $1B Weather Events from 2017

    Last year, the temperature was 2.6 degrees warmer than usual. 2017 goes down as the Year of Extreme Weather in the United States. Losses from three US hurricanes made 2017 the third-costliest year for insurers, according to insurance company Swiss Re .
    Your Android games could be secretly tracking you

    Your Android games could be secretly tracking you

    You can't transfer text messages, call logs, photos (although you can access them in the cloud with Google Photos ), and more. The research has also revealed that the Federal Trade Commission had warned companies about the similar behavior in the past.
  • OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition launched in India, priced at Rs 37999

    OnePlus 5T Lava Red Edition launched in India, priced at Rs 37999

    If you sign in to Amazon Prime Video app on the new OnePlus 5T , you can get Rs 250 as your Amazon Pay balance. OnePlus 5T Lava Red has been launched in India, and registrations for the phone begin January 11 on Amazon .
    Fuchsia spotted: Google's unreleased software now on new hardware

    Fuchsia spotted: Google's unreleased software now on new hardware

    Google stopped developing this branch of the system UI, though, so there's no way to get it running on an Android phone anymore. Google recommends installing the OS with a USB drive, but the media creation process is "destructive" to this USB device.
    Raiders LB coach Sal Sunseri hired by University of Florida

    Raiders LB coach Sal Sunseri hired by University of Florida

    The Raiders have just made another coaching change, and have just one winning record since the last time Jon Gruden coached them. He is now being considered as the front-runner to return to the Oakland Raiders as head coach.