Macron: We Need to Fight ‘Virus of Fake News’ That ‘Exposes Our People to Irrational Fear’


French President Emmanuel Macron agrees that fake news is a problem, and he talked about the importance of combatting it during his address to Congress today.

“To protect our democracies, we have to fight against the ever-growing virus of fake news, which exposes our people to irrational fear and imaginary risks.”

He joked about attributing “fair copyright” on the expression “fake news” before continuing:

“Without reason, without truth, there is no real democracy, because democracy is about true choices and rational decisions. The corruption of information is an attempt to corrode the very spirit of our democracies.”

Watch above, via ABC News.

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