free speech

French poll finds more than 40% oppose publication of Prophet cartoons

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The poll, published Sunday, also found half of those questioned were for limits on free opions expressed online and on social media.

Is free speech on the internet under threat in France?

France — Analysis

The so-called Twitter Affair in which anti-Semitic and other racist comments were Tweeted has provoked a major outcry in France over the use and abuse of the internet. The government has promised to take action and a senator is currently overseeing plans for new legislation to 'supervise' the web in France. But many internet rights campaigners fear that freedom of speech could become the first casualty of this war on racist, sexist and homophobic language on the internet. Jérôme Hourdeaux reports.