Erdoğan to meet French President Macron with jailed journalists dominating the agenda


Macron claims he and his team were victims of fake news and a major data hack during his election campaign a year ago.

French President Emmanuel Macron will propose new rules cracking down on fake news during elections this year, he said in an annual speech to the press today.

What spooked critics the most was a proposal that would allow judges during election campaigns to block content deemed to be fake news, shutting down user accounts and even entire websites found to be peddling fake news.

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In a New Year address, French President Emmanuel Macron said 2018 will be "decisive" for Europe and pledged to push forward with his drive for greater integration.

Months after the US election, which top American intelligence officials agree was manipulated by Russian Federation, accusations began to surface that Moscow was trying to influence France's presidential election.

Macron wants France's media watchdog CSA to have the power to fight destabilisation attempts by TV stations controlled or influenced by foreign states, which AFP calls a "veiled" reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik.

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He has been particularly critical of Russian media, openly accusing it of spreading lies about him on websites and social media.

Macron will make a state visit to China from Monday to Wednesday next week at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Tuesday.

Controversy between Ankara and Paris about the state of freedom of expression and jailed journalists in Turkey dominated the agenda ahead of the meeting, after Macron voiced concerns about the issue and said he would raise it with Erdoğan. The president said the measure was to "protect liberal democracies". His proposals would force websites to show more transparency about who was financing them and would limit the amount of money a website could receive for sponsored content, according to French media.

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