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The election campaign posters of French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen, ahead of the second and final round of the French presidential election on May 7. (Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images)
The election campaign posters of French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron (left) and Marine Le Pen, ahead of the second and final round of the French presidential election on May 7. (Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images)
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France is already using existing tough privacy laws and advertising to fight fake news stories. And new rules are expected from the European Union next year that will restrict the ability of big tech companies to sell or transfer private data from their users.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley).

This segment aired on October 31, 2017.

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