[TheVerge] France Wants To Make Google And Facebook Accountable For Hate Speech

The French government announced today a plan to hold web companies accountable for any extremist messages they may host, Bloomberg reports. French president Francois Hollande wants to introduce a law that would make companies like Google and Facebook "accomplices" in crimes of hate speech if users post content the government deems extremist. […]

The bullish rhetoric employed by French politicians in response to the tragedy has raised fears of a European Patriot Act, much like US legislation immediately following the September 11th attacks. […]