France blasts 'pathetic' attempts to discredit Pfizer vaccine online

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 Several French social media sites say they have been approached by a communications agency which offered them money to spread negative publicity about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Amid lockdown, French nuns release Gregorian chants online

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Six weeks' of recordings of around 7,000 hours of the entire Gregorian repertoire recorded by US musician John Anderson in the abbey church of Notre-Dame de Fidélité de Jouques, near the town of Aix-en-Provence in southern France, have been released online for Easter celebrations after lockdown measures prevented worshippers from physically attending celebrations this weekend.

France seeks to make Google and Facebook accountable for hate speech

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.