French MPs vote to allow govt to block websites, social media
Prime Minister Manuel Valls praised the “wisdom” of lawmakers who agreed the measure
French lawmakers on Thursday voted to allow the government to block websites and social media accounts promoting or inciting terrorist acts, under a state of emergency.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls praised the “wisdom” of lawmakers who agreed the measure after voting to extend a state of emergency to three months.
Valls on Thursday hailed the death of Abdelhamid Abaaoud at the hands of security forces in a massive police raid in Paris.
“We know that Abaaoud, the mastermind of these attacks -- or one of the masterminds because we must be careful and we know the threats -- is among the dead,” Valls said.
The attacks on Paris killed 129 people on Friday.
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