French-speaking websites in the country will be blocked in January if the government decides to impose new regulations, according to a new report.
The ban will be imposed by the government in a “proportionate and proportionate way”, the French daily Le Figaro reports.
It said the decision would be made by a committee that will be made up of officials from the Interior Ministry and the government’s judicial and security apparatus.
“This is not about restricting speech or preventing people from doing things,” Interior Minister Manuel Valls told the newspaper.
The minister added that the new regulations would be “balanced”.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to “ban” French-owned websites to prevent terrorist attacks.
He has also promised to make French-controlled parts of Europe a “safe zone” and to ban the media.
Last year, he also ordered the closure of several foreign websites.
The newspaper says the proposed measures will not be enforced in all French-registered websites, such as those operated by French media outlets.