France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

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France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

Says law would "excessively" interfere with freedom of speech.

France's top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday. The ruling by the Constitutional Council, which said the law interferes excessively in free speech, is a ...

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