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France - Threat from use of Internet surveillance to combat terrorism

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is worried by President Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal yesterday that “any person who habitually consults websites that advocate terrorism or call for hatred and violence” should be criminally punished. Nicolas Sarkozy's speech on 22 March 2012 (in French) - Watch around 2'00 “We do not in any way defend violent or terrorist websites, but we think that the president's statement was made in the heat of the moment and went after the wrong target by focusing on the Internet,” (...)

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