The French parliament on Thursday approved legislation that allows prison terms and fines to be handed against those involved in creating anti-abortion websites that imitate official information sites to dissuade women from terminating their pregnancy.
French government seeks to criminalise sites that pose as neutral sources of information but in fact promote anti-abortion propaganda.
Ownpage has created tools for news outlets that allow them to customize contents of newsletters and websites according to readers' past preferences.
The French government used a new law allowing it to demand service providers close down access to the sites, without the need of a court order.
Rights groups criticised the law which allows the government to directly order ISPs to shut websites suspected of terrorist or paedophile activity.