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Emmanual Macron proposes new law against fake news

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he would propose a new law to fight online fake news in the run-up to French elections.

“We are going to develop our legal means of protecting democracy against fake news,” Macron said in a New Year’s speech to the press in Paris. “If we want to protect liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation.”

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Sign at gas station west of Edmonton pans carbon tax increase

Motorists passing the Tempo Gas Station in Spruce Grove got a taste of how the business’ owner feels about the increased carbon tax overnight.

The owner of the business didn’t want to speak on camera, but told CTV News his message, which at first included a censored expletive aimed at the governing NDP and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, was prompted by the carbon tax increase as of January 1.

French Car Burning Continues to Rise

French Sociologist Michel Wieviorka claims that the acts of vandalism are “above all, playful” and that they do not have a political dimension. “It is very easy, technically, to set a vehicle on fire and run away immediately,” he said and added that there is not much risk of arrest.

According to Wieviorka, the car burnings began in the 1980s and 1990s in Strasbourg and are primarily carried out by urban youth, often from immigrant backgrounds but not exclusively.

White working class boys left behind because of ‘negative impact’ of focus on ethnic minorities and women, Labour’s Angela Rayner claims

hite working class boys are being left behind because of the “negative impact” of a focus on ethnic minorities and women, a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has said.

Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, said cultural change is needed among Britain’s white working class to encourage more young people to strive to succeed.

She told The Spectator magazine white working class boys had been left “at the bottom of the heap”.

Daily Poll: Should a sin tax be added to meat purchases?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling on governments to tax meat to help cover the health and environmental costs that result from using animals for food.

PETA likens the proposed tax to the excise, or “sin,” taxes already levied on cigarettes, alcohol, and gasoline.