How France's anti-fake news law in fact threatens the truth

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It was close to midnight on Friday May 5th 2017 when Emmanuel Macron and members of his campaign staff left the offices of Mediapart after two and a half hours of live streamed interviews, just two days before the second and final round of voting in France’s presidential elections. The group had barely left the premises when their mobile phones began buzzing: an English-language imageboard website called 4Chan was posting the contents of thousands of emails hacked from the accounts of Macron’s election campaign team.