Keyword: online

France seeks to make Google and Facebook accountable for hate speech

President Hollande says new law will make internet operators 'accomplices' of hate-speech offences if they host extremist messages.

Le Monde tells story of French newspaper travails

Forced resignation of paper's editor reveals the wider problems facing French newspapers as they battle to come to terms with the digital age.

Hackers access 800,000 Orange customers' data

The French telecommunications giant says no passwords were stolen in the attack but some personal details of customers were accessed.

France to pursue divisive comic Dieudonné online

After ban on shows, interior minister says law 'must be able to act' against the online publication of what he calls 'racist and anti-Semitic speech'.

French man held for 'provoking' terrorism online

The 26-year-old is said to be webmaster of a jihadist site and a translator of magazines put out by militant Al-Qaeda-linked group.

Google to help the French press online

Internet search engine giant launches a €60m fund to support the country's media through its move into the online world.

French oppose digital revolution to protect culture and language

In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.

Surprise revelations as French ministers publish personal wealth online

In the wake of Cahuzac tax fraud scandal, details of ministers' personal assets go online on Monday, decried by the opposition as a populist move.