The French Constitutional Council struck down critical provisions of a law passed by France’s parliament last month to combat online hate speech.
The law had put the onus for analysing content solely on tech platforms such as Facebook without the involvement of a judge, within a very short time frame, and with the threat of hefty penalties.
Decision (in French of course)
NY Times article
A blog relating to Internet legal issues by Professor John Swinson, University of Queensland
French parliament delays vote on Internet law
"A law backed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to tackle Internet piracy suffered a new setback on Tuesday after legislators postponed a vote on the bill until September."
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