French National Assembly Approves Internet Censorship Law

from the lovely dept

We were just talking about how Thai government officials were admitting that internet blacklists simply don't work, and along comes France's National Assembly to approve a law to set up a blacklist allowing the government to censor any website it doesn't like. The full law isn't passed yet, apparently, as it still needs to be approved by a variety of others before it becomes a law. There's also some hope that the French Constitutional Council would refuse to validate the law.

Filed Under: blacklist, censorship, france, free speech, internet, internet filter


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    Hephaestus (profile), 17 Dec 2010 @ 9:08pm

    Re:

    "Soon after realizing that blacklists do not work, they will claim that whitelists will be used."

    At which point they will have access to what is left at the end of the obama administration.

    sarc

    Pretty cool thing. The only things I really want access to are government press releases. I now understand how they have my best interests in mind. How they watch out for me. How all things will be better if I just sit back and listen and allow them spoon feed me information.

    YES!!! YESSS!!! YESSS! *with a side of pancakes* gotta change my shorts!!!

    /sarc

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