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Did Twitter 'censor' accounts that parody France's Sarkozy?

A France-based digital-rights group says Twitter removed four Sarkozy-esque accounts after the French president opened his own account last week.

By February 21, 2012


Twitter rebuts Sarkozy censorship allegations

The social-networking site implies that the suspension of the accounts that belittled the French president disregarded the site's parody and spam rules.

By February 22, 2012


Did French President Sarkozy download pirated movies, music?

YouHaveDownloaded.com links BitTorrent downloads to IP address at French president's residential palace. Sarkozy is a strong proponent of anti-piracy legislation.

By December 15, 2011


Sarkozy's 'New Year's wish': Investigate Google

Not long after a list of pro-copyright proposals stirred controversy, France's president says he supports an investigation of Google as well as a tax on search engines.

By January 7, 2010


France criminalizes citizens who visit terrorist and hate Web sites

After a self-described extremist went on a hate crime-fueled killing spree, President Sarkozy announces it is now illegal to frequent Web sites that promote terrorism or hate.

By March 22, 2012


Montreal comedians prank-call Sarah Palin

A duo known as the "Masked Avengers" managed to get the vice presidential candidate on the phone by pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

By November 1, 2008


Free papers for 18-year-olds to beat Google News?

The French government has decided to give a free newspaper to every 18-year-old because, Sarkozy says, "the habit of reading the press is learned very young."

By January 23, 2009


U.S. accused of cyberattack on French government

The United States denies it was involved in any attack on the French government, calling it a top ally.

By November 21, 2012


Google, Facebook, Amazon may be subject to French taxes

The European government proposes levying a tax on Internet-based tech companies that make mass amounts of revenue with online advertising.

By January 21, 2013


Pakistan blocks Twitter over 'blasphemous' images, report says

The country implements the ban over concerns about a promotion involving posting images of the prophet Muhammad. Facebook has taken a more conciliatory approach.

By May 20, 2012