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France’s Macron accuses Bannon, Russians of eroding Europe

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is accusing former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe’s nationalists to dismantle the European Union. The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that Europeans “should not be naive” about foreign interference ahead of this week’s European […]
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Emmanuel Macron’s Grand Ambitions Are at Stake in European Elections

For the French president, who is bitterly opposed by the rising populist forces on the Continent, the vote is a critical test of his vision of deeper integration.
Tags: Elections, Politics and Government, European Union, Macron, Emmanuel (1977-, France, European Parliament

Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook (FB)

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, says the company is working hard with regulators worldwide to create new rules to regulate internet companies such as it. And she has a new argument as to why regulators shouldn't break up Facebook. The argument goes like this: Even if we broke up Facebook, there would still be big, powerful Chinese companies that weren't subject to a breakup. It's a red-herring argument for sure, but it gives insight into the types of conversations Facebook...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Congress, Washington, China, Trends, United States, Dc, Chris Hughes, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg

Is social media a platform for supporting or attacking refugees?

On March 15th 2019, a white nationalist opened fire during Friday prayers, killing fifty Muslims and injuring at least fifty others in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack was the largest mass shooting in New Zealand’s history and came as a shock to the small and remote island nation which generally sees itself as free from the extreme violence and terrorism seen elsewhere in the world. The victims included New Zealand citizens, migrants, and in an extremely cruel twist of fate, ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Books, UK, Australia, Washington Post, France, Germany, Turkey, Syria, United States, Paris, Tony Abbott, New Zealand, Reddit, Christchurch

Macron defends his startup-friendly policies

For the third year as president, France’s president Emmanuel Macron talked to the French tech ecosystem at VivaTech in Paris. This time, he used this opportunity to defend his policies so far and say that tech startups have nearly everything they need to succeed Frichti’s Julia Bijaoui, TransferWise’s Flora Coleman, OpenClassrooms’ Pierre Dubuc, Vinted’s Thomas Plantenga and UiPath’s Daniel Dines shared the stage with Macron and each asked one question about funding, European regulation, tale...
Tags: Startups, Europe, France, China, Tech, European Union, Policy, Regulation, Paris, Netherlands, Silicon Valley, OECD, European Parliament, Frichti, Emmanuel Macron, Macron

A Bloc Against the Right: The Dream of a Green Party Alliance with Macron

Influential Franco-German politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit would like the German Greens to join forces with French President Emmanuel Macron to get the European Union back on track. But not everyone is taken with the idea.
Tags: European Union, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Daniel Cohn Bendit, Green Party Alliance

Proposed Notre Dame roof redesigns

Since French President Emmanuel Macron announced a contest to redesign the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged last month in a fire, entries have been pouring in. Some are more feasible than others, and others are downright far-fetched, but they are all intriguing in their own right. From a massive swimming pool to a greenhouse, here are some of the craziest proposed designs. 1. Massive greenhouse Photo: Studio NAB In perhaps the most ecologically minded design that has been p...
Tags: Travel, Earth, Paris, Brazil, Notre Dame, All, Emmanuel Macron, Fantozzi, Quasimodo, Notre Dame fire, Notre Dame Redesign, Notre Dame Roof Proposals, Alexandre Fantozzi

France's Macron to meet Libya's eastern commander Haftar next week: presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in the middle of next week to discuss how to resume peace talks in the country, a French presidential source said on Thursday. Macron last week called for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Libya's capital Tripoli after meeting U.N.-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj. "They will discuss the situation in Libya, the conditions for a return to political dialogue following the visit of Serraj and in ...
Tags: Science, France, United Nations, Libya, Emmanuel Macron, Tripoli, Macron, Fayez Al Serraj, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Serraj

Struggling Macron pleads for stronger Europe before EU vote

PARIS (AP) — Ahead of important European elections, French President Emmanuel Macron is pleading for a stronger Europe to stand up to U.S. and Chinese dominance. Macron expressed concern Thursday about the rise of extremist views, saying “if you fragment Europe, there is no chance you have a stronger Europe.” He warned that could lead […]
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Ap, Nation, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Macron

Macron takes aim at U.S. in push for fairer tech industry

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took a swipe at the freewheeling U.S. business model, saying the private sector had too much influence on U.S. policy and Europe should offer a middle way between China's state control and U.S. laissez-faire.
Tags: Europe, Money, China, businessNews, Emmanuel Macron, U S, Macron

The White House created an online tool for Facebook and Twitter users to report examples of political bias and censorship (FB, TWTR, GOOG)

Hours after 18 nations signed a pledge to fight online terrorism through content moderation, the White House released a form encouraging people to report instances in which their content or accounts were removed from the social media. The form, called the "Tech Bias Story Sharing Tool," asks for links and citizenship status, before asking for an email address to be added to the Trump campaign marketing list. The White House frames tech content moderation as a free speech issue, though many of ...
Tags: Facebook, White House, US, Trends, New Zealand, Christchurch, Zealand, Mosques, Trump, Alex Jones, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Twitter, Facebook Microsoft Google, Jeff Sessions, Trump Administration, Milo Yiannopoulous

Twitter and Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

At a summit in Paris Wednesday, representatives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc., committed to use and develop rules, algorithms and direct intervention to curb the uploading, promotion, amplification and distribution of violent extremism on social media platforms. The initiative calls for hate speech to be “immediately and permanently” taken down, though isn’t legally binding. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, were joined by lea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Advertising, Senegal, Theresa May, Nick Clegg, Paris, New Zealand, Jordan, Leo Varadkar, Facebook Live, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Vivendi SA, Macky Sall

World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

By Sylvie Corbet and Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and tech executives gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were kill...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, France, White House, US, Sport, European Union, Whatsapp, Soccer, Paris, New Zealand, John Kerry, Christchurch

Trump Administration Balks at Global Pact to Crack Down on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing American’s free speech protections, the administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which urges major online platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, Social Media, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet, Emmanuel (1977-, Ardern, Jacinda

White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump

Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online

Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online in what they described as an “unprecedented agreement”.Wednesday’s event, two months to the day since the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, drew up a “plan of action” to be adopted by countries and companies to prevent extreme material from going viral on the internet. Continue reading....
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Internet, Youtube, France, Social Media, World news, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch shooting, Christchurch Call

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet

White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet

WH Refuses To Sign Post-Christchurch Agreement To Crack Down On Hate Speech

The White House won’t be signing an international agreement brokered on Wednesday to crack down on the kind of extremist content online that contributed to the New Zealand mosque massacres in March. The “Christchurch call to action” is an anti-extremism initiative headed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. It’s a global push for major tech companies and governments worldwide to prevent the spread of internet hate content, which leads to radicaliz...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Washington Post, White House, New Zealand, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, U K, Australia Canada, White Nationalism, Jacinda Ardern, Cristina Cabrera, New Zealand massacre

Trump won't sign social media “Christchurch call to action” to fight online extremism

Donald Trump's administration refuses to sign an international commitment to fight extremism online, citing concerns with free speech. The “Christchurch call to action” was brokered between officials in France and New Zealand and executives from the world's largest social media companies. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron are behind the call to action, which is scheduled to be unveiled later today, Wednesday, in Paris. From Tony Romm and Drew Harwe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Washington, France, White House, United States, United Kingdom, Paris, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Drew Harwell

Rooftop pool? Notre Dame proposals defy traditionalists

Designs from architects around world also suggest glass, crystal and metal spiresAn architecture firm has proposed replacing the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral with a swimming pool, as France prepares to launch an international competition to restore the fire-damaged gothic edifice to its former glory.After the roof and spire of Notre Dame were damaged in a fire watched worldwide in April, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said he was open to a “contemporary gesture” in rebuilding it “more be...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Paris, Notre Dame, Emmanuel Macron, Notre Dame Cathedral, Edouard Philippe

Macron, Ardern to Meet Twitter, Facebook, Google on Hate Speech

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for the meeting after the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people were killed by a right-wing extremist who’d posted racist manifestos online and then live-streamed his rampage. Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube were widely criticized for failing to quickly remove the video.
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Jacinda Ardern, Meet Twitter Facebook Google

France honors soldiers killed freeing hostages in Africa

PARIS (AP) — France is honoring two special forces officers killed in an operation that freed four hostages held in Burkina Faso. The French public was invited to line the Alexander III Bridge in central Paris as the funeral cortege passed slowly for Wednesday’s elaborate ceremony. French President Emmanuel Macron is overseeing the national homage […]
Tags: News, France, Africa, Ap, Nation, Paris, Burkina Faso, Emmanuel Macron, Alexander III Bridge

A Beam Of Light? Crystal? What Should A Rebuilt Notre Dame’s Spire Be?

President Emmanuel Macron said last month he was not opposed to a “a contemporary architectural gesture” that could make Notre-Dame “even more beautiful”. But many in France have called for Viollet-le-Duc’s spire to be restored as it had been built. – Irish Times
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Emmanuel Macron, Duc, Viollet, 05.13.19

Trump Buddies Like Viktor Orbán Are Sucking the Life Blood Out of European Democracy

Akos Stiller/Bloomberg/GettySIBIU, Romania—European leaders met last Thursday in this picturesque town that, as it happens, was once the capital of Transylvania. They were looking for ways to fight increasingly authoritarian leaders and parties in the European Union that are sucking the life blood out of democracy.In contrast, U.S. President Donald J. Trump embraced one of those leaders at the White House on Monday, praising Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, even as he has been censured by ...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Eu, European Union, Vienna, Hungary, Britain, Nigel Farage, Poland

Germany’s Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable. Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by French President Emmanuel Macron and eight other EU countries, […]
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France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France and New Zealand will make a joint push to eliminate acts of violent extremism from being shown online, in a meeting with tech leaders in Paris on Wednesday. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will launch the “Christchurch call” —named after the New […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, France, Ap, Nation, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, France New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern

Two years into presidency, Macron refocusing economic reform drive

When Emmanuel Macron became French president two years ago he promised a clean break with the past. Within months of taking office he had cut tax on companies and investors and made hiring and firing easier via changes to labour laws.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Emmanuel Macron

Christchurch Call: details emerge of Ardern's plan to tackle online extremism

New Zealand PM will reportedly urge nations to enforce laws banning extremist material and set rules for reporting on terrorismDetails have emerged of a plan by New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and French president Emmanuel Macron to eliminate terrorist and violent content online.Ardern and Macron will meet in Paris this week on the sidelines of a meeting of digital ministers from the Group of 7 nations to discuss the plan – named the “Christchurch Call” – and urge other leaders to sign...
Tags: Media, Social Media, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Christchurch shooting

New Zealand Seeks Global Support for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

In the wake of the terrorist attack on Muslim mosques, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is calling for a united effort against the biggest internet companies.
Tags: Facebook, News, France, Social Media, New Zealand, Emmanuel Macron, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch Shootings

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