Progress

Current status
adopted
13 Jul 2021 adopted
03 Jun 2021 under deliberation

Scope

Implementers
France
Policy Area
Content moderation
Policy Instrument
Operating condition, nes
Regulated Economic Activity
cross-cutting
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

13 Jul 2021
adopted

Adopted decree establishing the French agency to fight foreign disinformation (Viginum)

The French Government adopted a Decree to establish the "Vigilance and Protection against Foreign Digital Interference Service" (Viginum). The Agency is responsible for identifying foreign digital threats that aim to interfere with the interests of …

Source
Event type law
Action type adoption
Government branch executive
Government body central government
03 Jun 2021
under deliberation

Announcement of an agency to identify foreign disinformation campaigns

In a public hearing of the French parliament, Stephane Bouillion, head of the Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security, announced the creation of a state agency to identify foreign disinformation campaigns on social media. The agency sh…

Source
Event type order
Action type announcement
Government branch executive
Government body central government