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France hits Amazon and Google with 3pc digital tax

The 'GAFA' taxwill apply to digital companies with global revenues of over 750 million euros and French revenue over 25 million euros.

France to introduce digital tax in new year

France had been pushing for Commission to agree EU-wide measures by end of 2018 but countries such as Sweden and Finland were against.

France to embed 'regulators' at Facebook to combat hate speech

Beginning in January 2019, the French government will send a small team of senior civil servants to Facebook offices in Ireland for six months to assess the effectiveness of the social media giant's checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday.

Macron to hold 'tough talks' with Facebook's Zuckerberg

French president to discuss tax and data privacy with Facebook boss when he hosts bosses of tech firms in Paris in bid to lure more investment.

The dangers of Macron's planned law on 'fake news'

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At the start of the New Year President Emmanuel Macron told a gathering of journalists that his government was preparing a new law to clamp down on 'fake news' on social media. But already the French media are wondering whether an attack on 'fake news', however desirable, would not end up damaging freedom of information in general. Hubert Huertas looks at the pitfalls presented by the plan.

France orders WhatsApp to halt user data sharing with Facebook

France's data protection agency CNIL has told messaging app WhatApp it must cease automatic sharing of users' data, such as phone numbers, with parent company Facebook within a month. 

France move to require parental permission for child Facebook users

The French government is to submit to parliament draft legislation on use of the internet which includes the rquirement of parental permission for under-16-year-olds to operate an account on social media including Facebook.

French plans to tax online giants face real-world obstacles

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France is spearheading a plan to tax the turnover of internet giants that manage to avoid paying corporate taxes on profits in European countries where they operate. But despite its bold appearance, and the backing of seven other countries, the plan is beset by political and highly technical problems. And even at this embryonic stage it has little chance of succeeding, writes Romaric Godin.

To be or not to be on Facebook

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Facebook is a continent beyond whose frontiers nothing else exists; the barrier between those who are on and not on Facebook is virtually insurmountable ... Mediapart's film critic Emmanuel Burdeau, who turned off his Facebook account for a period, gives his personal reflections on the social media platform and how its presence is changing the very nature of how we discuss things.

France fines Facebook 150,000 euros for user privacy breaches

The social media giant was found by France's data protection watchdog, the CNIL, to have illegally allowed information on its users to be passed on to advertisers and of tracking web browsing without sufficient warning.

Facebook moves to purge fake accounts in France

In a blog post, Facebook said it was taking action against 30,000 fake accounts in France, deleting them in some, but not all, cases as it comes under increasing pressure from European governments to remove fake news, extremist propaganda or other content considered illegal under existing regulations.

Facebook launches anti fake-news drive in France ahead of election

Company says it will work with several leading French news organizations to ensure that false news items are not published on its platform.

The grim side of Tunisia's Facebook 'revolution'

By Lilia Blaise

Facebook has become one of the foremost media in Tunisia, an alternative to controlled official information; it played an important a role in the 2010 uprising that led to the Arab Spring. But while it remains a tool for mobilising people, it is also now used for the more mundane and trivial, including trolling, rumours and rants. More disturbingly, Facebook has also been be turned against human rights activists, who are sometimes treated by the authorities in the same way as apologists for terrorism. Lilia Blaise reports.

Facebook censors mammogram photo posted by Le Monde

Facebook has apologised for removing a photo containing the bare breast of a woman undergoing a mammogram that was posted on a site run by French daily Le Monde fronting an article on breast cancer screening in France.

Social media debate after jihadist live streamed attack on couple

Larossi Abballa posted on Facebook a live 13-minute video of himself in the home of his dead victims' with their three-year-old son who he had hostage.