The French Constitutional Council published its opinion on the law against misinformation drafted by President Emmanuel Macron’s government earlier this year.
While recognizing the need for new legislative measures to combat the growing threat of online misinformation, the council specified that new legislation should exclusively target fake news that is “intentionally spread.”
Following the council’s opinion, the French Parliament is expected to discuss the bill by June. Meanwhile, the Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen discussed the issue of disinformation in Strasbourg together with the law’s rapporteur Bruno Studer. Both insisted that, besides regulatory measures, “media literacy will play a fundamental role” in the future of the battle against fake news.
Continua su Poynter, 23.05.2018