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Paris Agreement on Cybercrime Falls Short of Unanimous Agreement

More than 50 nations and 150 global companies agree to join effort to fight cybercrime.

A group of 50 nations and 150 companies signed an agreement to fight cybercrime and other illicit activity, including election tampering and hate speech, on the Internet. French president Emmanuel Macron had pushed for the agreement, reached one day after a gathering of global leaders in Paris.

The French leader, calling for greater regulation of the Internet, said that there's an urgent need for better regulation of the global network. As part of that effort, he said that Facebook has agreed to allow a team of French officials to observe the social network's efforts to monitor and delete hate speech.

While agreed to by many, the statement, titled, "Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace," was not universally accepted, with Russia, China, and the US among the holdouts. Some American companies, will, however, be involved.

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