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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    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2010 @ 6:09am

    Don't go to France. Don't spend a dollar there. I call it the New Socialist Republic of France. The constitution that America helped to found has turned Communist with the rights of the people being stripped away. What a bunch of dumb shits. Seems like all you have to do is elect a leader with a pretty wife so everyone is dumbstruck by the pussy while the traitors take over.

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