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France blocks websites that condone terrorism

  • France has blocked five websites which condone terrorism. According to media reports, France used new powers to block the websites and gave internet service providers 24 hours to comply. But the chairman of one of the service providers, European Internet Service Provider OVH, tweeted that his organization had received no warning from the authorities.  The new rules, which were approved by the French Parliament last year, apply to sites that condone terrorism or show indecent images of children.